Hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major road in Arizona on Saturday in the latest attempts by opponents to disrupt the campaign of top US Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump who staged a campaign rally just days ahead of the Arizona primary.
The protesters, despite considerable police presence briefly shut down an Arizona highway leading to a campaign rally for Trump while at least one person was arrested at the tower on New York’s famous Fifth Avenue where one of Trump’s luxurious buildings is located.
“Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay,” shouted the demonstrators who gathered at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. “I think Donald Trump is speaking a message of fascism and racism, and I don’t think that’s good for America,” said Laura Merrill, a tour guide who supports Democratic Bernie Sanders for president. “Everything he says is racist and false. It hurts my feelings,” said Nour Hapatsha, a 22-year-old Muslim born in the US. Later, at the rally in Arizona, Trump said the protests were “disgraceful”.
“They arrested three people and everybody else left … they left,” Trump said to roaring cheers from the audience. “I love our police, but we should do a little bit more of that. You’d have a lot less protesters, you’d have a lot less agitators.”