Donald Trump's Chicago rally Friday night was canceled as large crowds of protesters amassed inside and outside the arena, leading organizers to fear for the safety of those gathered.
Tensions were high the moment doors opened to the UIC Pavilion, and people were escorted out of the arena as early as an hour before Trump was set to speak.
"Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed until another date," the announcement said. "Thank you very much for you attendance and please go in peace."
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