Donald Trump was forced to cancel a rally scheduled for University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion on the evening of March 16, 2016...

Donald J. Trump for President
March 11, 2016

​Statement Regarding Trump Campaign Chicago Rally Postponement

Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date.

Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.

Kasich for America
March 11, 2016



Tonight the seeds of division that Donald Trump has been sowing this whole campaign finally bore fruit, and it was ugly.  Some let their opposition to his views slip beyond protest into violence, but we can never let that happen.  I urge people to resist that temptation and rise to a higher level.  Now is the time for Americans to come together and stand firm for what we know is true: we are great because we are a peaceful people who live by the rule of law.  We are stronger together, we will reject those who try to divide us for personal gain and we will do it the right way—at the ballot box.




Gov. Kasich is running for President to help Americans restore our nation, live in safety and pass on prosperity to those who come after us—and he’s got the experience to help us do it. He was reelected last year by a 30-point margin after working with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and create more than 400,000 new private sector jobs.  As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he helped enact President Reagan's national security agenda.  He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News.  He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters and live in their home outside Columbus. You can learn more about him at



Donald J. Trump for President
March 12, 2016

Statement Regarding Chicago Rally Security Concerns

Commander George Devereux of the CPD was informed of everything before it happened. Likewise, Secret Service and private security firms were consulted and totally involved. 

We have received great credit from everyone for cancelling this event. Nobody was injured and crowds disbanded quickly and peacefully. It has been termed "really good management and leadership under great pressure!"

It would have been easier for Mr. Trump to have spoken, but he decided, in the interest of everyone's safety, to postpone the event.

Hillary for America
March 12, 2016 

Hillary Clinton Statement on Donald Trump Rally

Hillary Clinton released the following statement this evening:

​“The divisive rhetoric we are seeing should be of grave concern to us all. We all have our differences, and we know many people across the country feel angry.  We need to address that anger together.  All of us, no matter what party we belong to or what views we hold, should not only say loudly and clearly that violence has no place in our politics, we should use our words and deeds to bring Americans together. Last year in Charleston, South Carolina an evil man walked into a church and murdered 9 people. The families of those victims came together and melted hearts in the statehouse and the confederate flag came down. That should be the model we strive for to overcome painful divisions in our country.”


Bernie 2016
March 12, 2016

Contact: Michael Briggs

Sanders Statement on Donald Trump

CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement today on disturbances of Donald Trump rallies:

“As is the case virtually every day, Donald Trump is showing the American people that he is a pathological liar. Obviously, while I appreciate that we had supporters at Trump’s rally in Chicago, our campaign did not organize the protests.

“What caused the protests at Trump’s rally is a candidate that has promoted hatred and division against Latinos, Muslims, women, and people with disabilities, and his birther attacks against the legitimacy of President Obama.

“What caused the violence at Trump’s rally is a campaign whose words and actions have encouraged it on the part of his supporters . He recently said of a protester, ‘I want to punch him in the face.’ Another time Trump yearned for the old days when the protester would have been punched and "carried out on a stretcher.’ Then just a few days ago a female reporter apparently was assaulted by his campaign manager.

“When that is what the Trump campaign is doing, we should not be surprised that there is a response.

“What Donald Trump must do now is stop provoking violence and make it clear to his supporters that people who attend his rallies or protest should not be assaulted, should not be punched, should not be kicked. In America people have a right to attend a political rally without fear of physical harm.”

Democratic National Committee
March 12, 2016

DNC Chair's Statement on Trump Rally Violence

WASHINGTON - DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:

"The person most responsible for what happened in Chicago last night is Donald Trump. Time and again we've watched the Republican front-runner rile up his supporters with calls to violence, sometimes subtle, sometimes explicit, usually directed at minorities, and always unpresidential. If the destructive chaos of just his candidacy is too much for a campaign rally, voters have to ask: how much damage could he do on day one as commander in chief? The Republican Party set the stage for Trump's divisive campaign, and last week the other Republicans running for president conceded that they're ready to support him as their nominee. We must elect a Democrat as our next president.”


ed. Here is text from the protesters' Facebook page...

Stop Trump 2016 - Chicago

On Friday, March 11th, Donald Trump will be holding a campaign rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. This is a STUDENT-LED event dedicated to gathering a large group of people regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, political affiliation, etc. to unite in solidarity AGAINST the Donald Trump campaign and its presence at Chicago and at UIC.

We will be meeting as a collective at 4:30PM at the UIC East Campus Quad to start our protest! We have decided to push our meeting time back half an hour from the original time of 5PM. We will then make our way to the Pavilion in solidarity. Instead, we will aim to be at the Pavilion by 5PM. We apologize for the sudden change, and sincerely hope that it doe...s not alter your plan to support this cause. Update everyone you know who plans to attend about our starting location! Map of the location is in the image below and circled in red.

**Buying tickets and then not showing up WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE. The Pavilion will be filled with overflow crowd if people with tickets do not show up. Make sure to spread this as well.**

For those of you able to get tickets to the event, we are not responsible for the actions you take with your ticket. If you would like assistance from us in order to uphold our message and protect your safety, please feel free to message us and we will be making the proper connections as needed in the near future. If you got a ticket and would like to attend the actual Trump Rally, get there early! His website says doors open at 3PM and we're sure others will be there even earlier than that.

The safety of everyone either at the rally or part of our efforts is our top priority. Several measures will be taken to ensure this is upheld.

Get your tickets for the event here!

Here's a petition to show our discontent with this rally being held at the UIC Pavilion:

Reasons for protesting:
-Trump has called for the complete and total shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States. He has claimed that Islam and Muslims are hateful and terrorists and must be barred entrance until he decides otherwise.
-Trump has generalized the entire Mexican immigrant community as criminals and rapists. He calls for the mass deportation of 11 million adults and children alike regardless of how long they have lived in the United States. He also calls for the building of a giant wall to separate us from our long-time allies in Mexico.
-Trump has advocated FOR war crimes such as but not limited to torture-interrogation, mass murder as a warning, the intentional murder of entire civilian families, and the indiscriminatory bombing of countries in the Middle East.
-Trump has consistently refused to disavow and condemn the white supremacist hate groups such as the KKK that support and work for his campaign.
-Trump has preyed on the fears of poor and middle class whites while at the same time not offering any policies that would support them in overcoming the very serious and real challenges that they also face in America.
-Trump's nativist, nationalist, and fascist stances parallel the most evil leaders this world has seen such as Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
-Trump shows a childlike temperament that would jeopardize our national security and potentially start unnecessary conflicts.

There are surely many other reasons that one may choose to condemn Trump's campaign. All are valid and acknowledged. The list grows with every passing day...

Trump has been known to provoke and encourage violence towards protesters in the past. Past protests have seen individuals be spit on, kicked, hit, shoved, and assaulted in various other ways. With that being said, our strength will lie both in our numbers and our ability to show these Trump supporters a higher class of behavior. We do not condone and will condemn any physical contact with supporters attending the rally; please keep your hands and items to yourself. Our goal must be to show the attendees the empathy, acceptance, and love that we strive to see in the world. Keep any signs and chants aimed at Trump and his campaign, instead of individual supporters.

If you are part of an organization either at UIC or in Chicago that would like to connect with us, please message the "Stop Trump 2016 - Chicago" page!

UIC is is no way connected to Trump campaign nor this event. This page and its admins are in no way responsible for the actions of everyone that attends this Rally either as a Trump supporter or an ally in our efforts.