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Trump scuffles continue in Cleveland

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 01:38

Scuffles break out at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, as the state prepares for a key nominating contest. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Outside a Donald Trump rally in Cleveland, Ohio -- a shouting match -- between a small crowd of his supporters -- AND his detractors. ("you are the scum of humanity!") The Republican front-runner has raised passions -- and tensions -- as the atmosphere around his White House bid becomes increasingly nervous. Protester Lavitta Murray is just plain mad. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAVITTA MURRAY, TRUMP PROTESTER, SAYING: "What enrages me the most is taking our immigrants away from us. Those are our people and we love our immigrants. So dump Trump." Inside the Cleveland I-X Center, it was MORE than just a shouting match, with scuffles between the two groups and large numbers of protesters ejected from the rally. Trump's Republican rivals say he's helped create this atmosphere with his fiery rhetoric, accusing Trump of encouraging "hate" and "division" instead of building unity within the party. The escalating rhetoric isn't deterring protester Joshua Lynch. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOSHUA LYNCH, TRUMP PROTESTER, SAYING: "I don't want my kids to get raised up to and be like people hate you for no reason. And I'm not about to act like there's nothing going on. I'm willing to take a stand if it's my last stand. The months-long Republican race may be coming to a head. On Tuesday, several states including Ohio hold their nominating contests and Trump is hoping victories then could give him an almost insurmountable lead for the Republican nomination.

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Trump scuffles continue in Cleveland

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 01:38