MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Trump held a rally in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday evening. His public appearance in Kansas followed a campaign rally in Ohio where protesters unsuccessfully attempted to disrupt the event with shouts.
We had to use pepper spray 2 times outside Trump rally and arrested 2 people who refused to follow law. (1/2)— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) March 13, 2016
Majority of people exercised their rights peacefully. Thank you for that, #KC. (2/2)— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) March 13, 2016
Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte said police had to use short burst of fogger to disperse two large groups of demonstrators – over 200 people each – who were allegedly prepared to fight. He praised police officers for an "excellent preventive measure."
The real-estate mogul was in a sour mood after a man attempted to rush the stage he was speaking from at the Dayton event in Ohio, prompting security personnel to briefly encircle the GOP frontrunner.
Just a day before, the billionaire businessman was forced to cancel a campaign rally in Chicago, Illinois, after thousands of his supporters and protesters clashed at the venue.
Trump has been widely criticized for his inflammatory rhetoric and controversial statements, including in relation to immigrants, particularly from Mexico, Muslims, and women.