Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to experience aggressive protests during weekend campaign stops in Illinois and Ohio.
A man tried to breach the security buffer at a Trump campaign event in Ohio, leading U.S. Secret Service agents to briefly rush the stage to surround the Republican presidential candidate, said Hope Hicks, spokeswoman for his presidential campaign.
Hicks said the man “was removed rapidly and professionally.”
Trump was speaking Saturday at a campaign rally in Dayton when he was briefly surrounded by Secret Service agents, who formed a protective barrier around him.
The agents left the stage quickly, and Trump was able to finish his speech and did so without apparent incident.
Protests in Chicago lead to arrests
Chicago police said two officers were injured when supporters of Trump clashed with protesters Friday after he abruptly canceled a campaign rally.
Police said the two officers were taken to a hospital for treatment and released. No other details about their injuries were available.
Police said no other injuries were reported at the event Friday night.
Five people were arrested at the event, but the charges have not yet been released.
CBS News said one of its reporters had been charged with resisting arrest.
Reporter Sopan Deb was on the floor of the arena on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago and interviewed Trump supporters and protesters. He also was taking video of the scene outside of the arena.
Rubio says Trump is causing protestors to respond aggressively
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio spoke out against Trump’s weekend campaign stops stating he is “dividing both the party and the country so bitterly.”
The Florida senator also questions whether he would be able to support the businessman if he becomes the GOP nominee.
Rubio said Trump is engaged in an ongoing pattern of encouraging supporters to respond to protesters aggressively.
When asked whether he would look for a third-party candidate to support if Trump does become the nominee,
Rubio said he would prefer to endorse the GOP candidate.
However, he said the fact he was even asked the question shows why Trump is a problem for Republicans.
The Florida senator blames Trump’s continued behavior in part on rival Ted Cruz.
Cruz allied himself with the billionaire for months.
Rubio also faults television coverage that gives the real estate mogul many platforms.