An identifying theme of Donald Trump’s campaign rallies has been protesters disrupting the event and subsquently being removed from the venue by security.
Trump’s rally Monday in Lowell was no exception. However, a video posted Wednesday shows two audience members geting kicked out of the rally, after they were confronted and had their sign ripped up by Trump supporters.
In the video, both of the individuals are holding yellow homemade signs, one which says “America’s Already Great’’ — a riff off Trump’s “Make America Great Again’’ slogan. The other sign appears to say “God Bless President Obama.’’
Another attendee sitting behind them yells, “Shut your mouth,’’ at the sign-holders, before another Trump supporter sitting a row in front turns.
“You’re at a Trump rally? Ditch those. Ditch ’em,’’ says the man sitting in front, before he reaches back and rips a piece of the sign off. Other Trump supporters follow suit, tearing apart the two men’s signs while the section chants, “Trump! Trump! Trump!’’
“Friend or foe, I don’t know,’’ Trump can be heard saying in the background, having taken notice of the skirmish.
Shortly thereafter, security arrives at the seats, informing the two men to leave. After a brief discussion, they are escorted out, as the crowd chants “U.S.A.’’
The Hartford Couranthas identified one of the kicked-out attendees as Kiernan Majerus-Collins, a 20-year-old student at Bates College.
The West Hartford native told the Courant that he also attended a Trump rally in New Hampshire in June and held a sign that read “Mexican People Are Not Criminals.’’ Majerus-Collins said the event went on without incident.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to comment Wednesday night.