Donald Trump's rally in Kansas City, Missouri was interrupted several times by protesters, earning consternation from the real estate mogul, who called them "bad, bad people" who "do nothing."
Outside, where a group of protesters gathered, police said that they used pepper spray two times. Four people were arrested.
Majority of people exercised their rights peacefully. Thank you for that, #KC. (2/2)— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) March 13, 2016
Trump unleashed some of his usual lines -- "go home to mommy" and "get out of here" during the event Saturday night at the Arvest Bank Theatre.
"We’re going to take our country back from these people," he said. "These are bad, bad people."
Trump begged police to arrest the protesters going forward.
"They deserve to be arrested," he said.
Outside the rally a group of protesters amassed. The city's police chief, Darryl Forte, tweeted that some measures were used to control the crowds.
.@kcpolice used short burst of fogger to disperse 2 large groups (200+) preparing to fight. Excellent preventive measure. Maintained order— chiefforte (@ChiefForte) March 13, 2016
.@kcpolice doing excellent job of crowd management while allowing free speech.Protesters have been unable to significantly disrupt event.— chiefforte (@ChiefForte) March 13, 2016
.@kcpolice deploying resources to move masked protesters out of street.Protesters are throwing objects.Foggers w/be used.Still under control— chiefforte (@ChiefForte) March 13, 2016
Trump's rally in Chicago Friday night was canceled when a large group of protesters showed up. Trump's team believed there was a safety threat and decided to postpone the event to another date. Several skirmishes broke out inside the UIC Pavilion and five people were arrested.
At an event in Dayton, Ohio today, a man, Thomas Dimassimo, allegedly rushed the stage where Trump was speaking. He was charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic. It was not clear if he entered a plea or had an attorney, but he was released on bail earlier this evening.
Trump has drawn criticism for his statements about protesters, including saying that he wanted to punch one of them in the face. However Trump has said that he does not condone violence.