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    Police Use Pepper Spray Against Protesters at Trump Rally in Kansas City

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    Kansas City police used pepper spray to disperse large crowds of protesters who gathered outside the Arvest Bank Theatre to demonstrate against US presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

    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.

    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."

    Speaking at the GOP rally, Trump said that protesters "deserve to be arrested," according to ABC News.

    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.

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