Donald Trump got a HUGE amount of pushback today on multiple fronts. Is this just going to increase his momentum?
Today, more protestors blocked the streets and vehicles in Arizona in an attempt to stop Donald Trump’s campaign from holding a rally.
PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – Trump protesters were blocking vehicles leading into Fountain Hills in advance of Donald Trump’s campaign stop Saturday morning.
Three protesters were arrested, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
“We had a little problem,” Arpaio told the crowd gathered in Fountain Hills. “Demonstrators were trying to disrupt.Three of them are in jail. If they think they’re going to intimidate you the next president of the U.S., it’s not going to happen.”
For hours, the protesters – about two dozen in total – parked their cars in the middle of the road, unfurling banners reading “Dump Trump” and “Must Stop Trump,” and chanting “Trump is hate.” Traffic was backed up for miles, with drivers honking in fury.
Protesters were also chanting, “Donald Trump, shut it down, Phoenix is the people’s town.”
The road was eventually cleared and protesters marched down the highway to the rally site, weaving between Trump supporters who booed and jeered them.
Read more: AZ Family
According to NY Daily News:
Anti-Donald Trump protesters blocked an Arizona highway and created a traffic nightmare in a bid to keep the GOP front-runner and his supporters from attending a Saturday rally in Fountain Hills.
The Trump haters parked their cars in the middle of the three-lane road that leads to Fountain Park — where the candidate was scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. EST — and some protesters even chained themselves to their vehicles to slow down cops’ efforts to clear the blockade. Police eventually dispersed the crowd and arrested three people.
Despite the pushback, Donald Trump still encouraged the crowds to vote for him:
Republican front-runner Donald Trump swaggered into Arizona again Saturday, repeating his promises to build a border wall, renegotiate U.S. trade deals and generally “make America great again.”
Wearing a blue jacket and red golf hat as he addressed the thousands gathered in Fountain Hills Park, Trump made a final pitch ahead of Arizona’s presidential primary on Tuesday.
“Go out on Tuesday and vote. I will never let you down,” he told the crowd, which had waited for hours in warm sunshine. He referred to them as a “loud, noisy majority.” (AZ Central)
Sheriff Joe Arpaio also made some arrests and spoke out about the protesters:
“We’re not going to let any demonstrators intimidate this forum or this sheriff in my town,” Arpaio said. “Right now, we’re going to have a nice, nice rally with Donald Trump and my main mission is to keep him safe and also all the people that are attending all the people that live in Fountain Hills, Arizona … Everything I hope will go smoothly.” (The Hill)
Although, Arizona wasn’t the only place that was experience Anti-Trump madness. Take a look at the protests that also happened in Manhattan:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Manhattan on Saturday to protest Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, marching from one skyscraper that bears his name to another.
The protesters, that included immigrants’ rights activists, students and socialists, gathered in Columbus Circle near the Trump International Hotel and Tower. They then marched across Central Park South to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue where Trump lives before returning to Columbus Circle for a rally.
“I think Donald Trump is speaking a message of fascism and racism, and I don’t think that’s good for America,” said Laura Merrill, a tour guide who supports Democratic Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.
There was a heavy police presence for the largely peaceful protest, and officers used megaphones to warn demonstrators to stay on the sidewalk, out of the streets and not to impede foot traffic. (CBS Local New York)
Watch this shocking video where an Anti-Trump activist ‘beheads’ a Trump effigy that was hanging from a noose:
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