Scuffles break out and protesters are removed from Republican front-runner Donald Trump's rally at Cleveland's I-X Center. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Scuffles broke out during Republican front-runner Donald Trump's rally at Cleveland, Ohio's I-X Center on Saturday (March 12). Protesters were seen being led out of the arena by security guards and law enforcement officials. Trump's Chicago rally on Friday night was abandoned amid chaotic clashes. His Republican rivals hurled scorn at the New York billionaire, saying he helped create the nervous atmosphere that is now sweeping the race for the White House with his fiery rhetoric. Trump blamed supporters of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for the incidents in Chicago where scuffles broke out between protesters and backers of the real estate magnate. He called the U.S. senator from Vermont "our communist friend." The scenes in Chicago follow a series of recent incidents of violence at Trump rallies, in which protesters and journalists have been punched, tackled and hustled out of venues, raising concerns about degrading security leading into the Nov. 8 election.