Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a rally Tuesday at Radford University in Virginia, which grew surprisingly violent as a reporter was allegedly slammed to the ground.
Among the crowd was a large group of young protestors, who reportedly shouted "Black Lives Matter" and "no more hate" before being escorted off the premises by security:
Wow. More protestors at this Trump rally in Virginia. "There's a lot 'em," Trump says. "The hatred is so unbelievable."— Kevin Cirilli (@Kevin Cirilli) 1456769129.0
Protesters join hands, shout "No more hate" and are removed from Trump rally in southwest Virginia https://t.co/AqKrWpY12L— Fenit Nirappil (@Fenit Nirappil) 1456769317.0
"Alright, get 'em out of here," Trump said. Then, he asked: "Are you from Mexico? Are you from Mexico?"
Once the protestors were removed, Trump addressed the crowd: "Alright, folks. You're going to hear this once: All lives matter."
Another security official allegedly choke slammed a reporter attending the event. Congressional reporter for the Independent Journal Joe Perticone caught part of the altercation on video:
Secret Service agent choke slams reporter pic.twitter.com/jdsHOlylSB— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) February 29, 2016
Here's the moment that came just before (Warning: Rough language):
Here's moments prior. The reporter says "f*ck you" — that's when it got physical pic.twitter.com/h9K2wIbEWQ— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) February 29, 2016