Protest at Trump Speech Was Far From Spontaneous, Members of an informal group of civil rights activists who were thrown out of a Donald Trump campaign rally on Friday after a silent protest have a message for the Republican presidential candidate: you can expect more of the same.
“Let’s just say if Mr. Trump comes back to our neighborhood, we might pay him a visit,” said Marty Rosenbluth, an immigration lawyer who stood wordlessly next to Rose Hamid, the Muslim hijab-wearing flight attendant who quickly became a media sensation after her removal from the event in South Carolina.
Trump in December called for a temporary ban on Muslims from entering the United States following coordinated attacks in Paris in which Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers killed about 130 people.
His comments were widely condemned by U.S. politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, with many saying such a ban would be impractical and likely unconstitutional.
Trump events have frequently seen protesters attempt to disrupt the proceedings by chanting and holding signs. But Friday’s group of protesters in Rock Hill employed a different tactic.
South Carolina is considered an important voting state with its third-in-the-nation primary election scheduled for Feb. 20 in the race for the party nomination to run for the White House in November.