Much like the unruly scene in that unfolded in Chicago on March 11, a recent Trump rally quickly got out of hand as supporters of the presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and protesters battled in front of the Infinity Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Protesters allegedly tried to rush the front door of the building, despite police in full riot gear blocking the entrance. Those that managed to get through the blockade proceeded to engage in some heated screaming matches with Trump supporters.
According to KSTU-TV, people exiting the buildings were being pelted with rocks and some protesters were seen ripping down a security tent the U.S. Secret Service had set up to screen potential attendees.
Director of Proyecto Latino Tony Yapias played a voice mail message over a loudspeaker of someone telling him to leave the U.S. Yapias told the Salt Lake City Tribune he believes Trump’s rhetoric is playing a part in the increased tension drawn toward Latinos.
The rally, which was attended by about 150 people, was to demonstrate the Hispanic community in Utah is not backing down from his hate speech. Some in the crowd were heard chanting “Get out Trump” in Spanish. As the race for the White House continually creates upheaval in most cities around the country, this is most likely a sign of what is still to come at future Trump events.