Anti-Trump Protests Explode in Minneapolis as Activists Burn MAGA Hats
Liberals surround president's rally showing defiance
President Donald Trump's rally in Minneapolis on Thursday saw hundreds of liberal protesters gather outside in an effort to show their defiance by burning MAGA hats and other memorabilia.
According to reports, multiple protesters were arrested.
One report indicated that protesters were even throwing urine.
Star Tribune reporter Chao Xiong posted cell phone footage of Trump supporters walking through crowds outside the Target Center in Minneapolis, as protesters shouted, “Lock him up” and “Shame on you."
Another video posted by a reporter for The Washington Post showed protester punch a Trump supporter in the back of the head as he left the rally.
Amongst the chaotic scenes, protesters could be heard chanting “Nazi scum! Off our streets!”
The Trump supporter was then slapped and pushed before finally running to safety.
The video also shows protesters following a Trump supporter before one of them screamed, “There’s a Nazi over here,” prompting the attack.
The scenes appeared eerily similar to last month's Antifa protest in Ontario, Canada, which saw members harassing an elderly couple and blocking them from crossing the street, screaming "Nazi scum."
A man in a blue jacket seemed to be leaving the Trump rally by himself when he was spotted by a protester who yelled: “There’s a Nazi over here!” A group of protesters then attacked the man, slapping and pushing him. He finally ran away. pic.twitter.com/jzYaWgca9g— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) October 11, 2019
In the dark, in the rain, thousands continue to protest Trump right now.— Joshua Potash 🆘 (@JoshuaPotash) October 11, 2019
Thank you Minneapolis.
Police also deployed pepper spray as other officers on horseback and bicycles formed a protective line in front of the arena, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Another video captured a Hispanic family wearing pro-Trump clothing departing the rally as one protester shouted: “He hates you!” The mother repeated “Mexicanos for Trump!" as she left the scene.
Inside the rally, Trump blasted presidential hopeful Joe Biden from the stage.
Trump first aimed at the former vice president's son, Hunter Biden, who is still surrounded by controversy regarding his connection to a Ukrainian gas company.
The president then went for Joe Biden himself:
"He was only a good vice president because he understood how to kiss Barack Obama’s ass,” Trump said.