America went over a watershed last night. When before in modern history have supporters of one candidate succeeded in preventing the leading candidate of another Party from holding a rally? (Or even tried?)How Bernie Sanders supporters shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago
By Alex Seitz-Wald MSNBC
Friday night, hundreds of protesters invaded Trump’s rally while thousands more marched outside, leading the candidate to abruptly cancel the event due to safety concerns.Protesters interrupt virtually every Trump speech. But what made Chicago different were its scale and the organization behind the effort. Hundreds of young, largely black and brown people poured in from across the city, taking over whole sections of the arena and bracing for trouble.And as the repeated chants of “Ber-nie” demonstrated, it was largely organized by supporters of Bernie Sanders.
And not just informal Chicago groups
…once brass at Move On, which has endorsed Sanders, caught wind of the UIC backlash, they wanted to help. MoveOn chipped in money to get signs and a banner printed and blasted out an email to members in the Chicago area encouraging them to join the protest.
reports MoveOn Takes Partial Credit for Trump Rally Cancelation
Depending on how a person looks at this, they are either claiming responsibility for a democratic uprising or a violent riot.
Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action put out a threatening Press release
Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders who support him and his hate-filled rhetoric should be on notice after tonight’s events… To all of those who took to the streets of Chicago, we say thank you for standing up and saying enough is enough. To Donald Trump, and the GOP, we say, welcome to the general election.
The perpetrators of this atrocity of course come from cultures in which free speech and civil discourse are not an objective value – including Sheyman
But after Donald Trump has been repeatedly badgered about being tepidly approved
of by a man with whom he has never had contact who more than a generation ago was involved with the KKK the question is obvious:WILL BERNIE SANDERS DENOUNCE TRUMP’S VIOLENT REPRESSION BY HIS SUPPORTERS?
Will the MSM
Don’t hold your breath.