A black protester was bloodied outside a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in St. Louis on March 11 (video below).
Anthony Cage was speaking through a bullhorn to denounce Trump outside the Peabody Opera House where pro and anti-Trump people gathered, notes the New York Daily News.
It's not clear who assaulted Cage, but the 50-year-old African-American man's face and shirt were bloodied as he was handcuffed and led away by police to an ambulance.
Junius Randolph, a digital producer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, tweeted about Cage: "This guy was not technically arrested. Police let him go after his wounds were treated."
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A second man, unidentified, was charged with assault outside the Peabody Opera House.
Trump was interrupted inside the venue several times by protesters, the New York Daily News reports.
"We're tired of the garbage," Trump said while some protesters were removed.
"Go home and get a job!," Trump shouted at more protesters."
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"These are not the people who made out country great!," Trump yelled in another instance. "But we're gonna make it great again, but these are not the people. These are the people who are destroying our country!"
Later in the rally, Trump lamented as more protesters were removed:
Part of the problem, and part of the reason it takes so long, is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore. And they’re being politically correct the way they take them out. So, it takes a little bit longer. And honestly, protesters, they realize it. They realize that there are no consequences to protesting anymore. There used to be consequences, there are none anymore.
However, 28 people were arrested inside the Peabody Opera House for disturbing the peace.
Trump was supposed to speak at the University of Illinois at Chicago after St. Louis, but that event was postponed due to security worries.
A Moveon petition received more than 50,000 names of people who wanted the Trump rally canceled.
Many UIC faculty and staff also petitioned the university to cancel Trump's appearance because it would create a “hostile and physically dangerous environment” for students.