RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond, Virginia, police now say only one of the five people detained outside a Donald Trump rally Friday night has been charged with disorderly conduct.
More than 100 protesters marched around the Richmond Coliseum in the minutes before Trump took the stage.
Some of them squared off with pro-Trump supporters. The two sides yelled at each other and there was isolated shoving before police swarmed in and pulled them apart.
The anti-Trump demonstrators then chanted, “No KKK, no fascists, USA, no Trump” as they marched around the arena.
Donald Trump’s first rally of his initial general election swing sounds a lot like those he held during the Republican primaries.
After Trump delivered a teleprompter-aided, restrained speech Tuesday night, some Republicans speculated that he may begin moderating his tone on the campaign trail.
That did not happen Friday in Richmond, Virginia.
Trump, not using a teleprompter, claimed his general election foe, Hillary Clinton, “hates” President Barack Obama. He claimed he was “the least racist person you’ll see.” And he repeatedly called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” prompting some in the crowd to break out in Indian war cries.
He also spent several minutes recounting the victories he won and the endorsements he received during the Republican primaries. And he suggested he might hold a “Winners Night” at the convention, during which various sports heroes would appear.
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