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Constitution-Wielding Protesters Ejected From Trump Rally

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"Glad to see people are standing up for constitutional principles."

Protesters wielding copies of the U.S. Constitution were removed from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign rally in Maine Thursday afternoon.

Seven protesters were removed from the Portland event by campaign staffers, CNN reported. While it was not immediately clear what — if any — group the demonstrators belonged to, they did draw the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union as the copies of the Constitution were issued by the group.

The protest was reminiscent of Khizr Khan's popular address to the Democratic National Convention last week. Khan, the father of a Muslim American soldier killed in the Iraq War, held up his own copy of the Constitution during his speech as he addressed Trump.

"Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?" Khan said as he held up the document. The father added that he would "gladly lend" Trump his copy.

Trump responded to the address by repeatedly criticizing the Khan family — a move that has angered many, including Trump's fellow Republicans.

CNN reported that Trump's rally was interrupted at least five other times by protesters, some of whom accused the presidential nominee of racism. Approximately 1,800 people filled the venue.

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