Announcement of Trump rally in Janesville creates both interest and concern after Chicago rally cancelled

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JANESVILLE -- A planned visit to Chicago by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was anything but peaceful on March 11th. In fact, the rally had to be cancelled due to clashes between protestors and Trump supporters turned violent. Now, Trump has planned a rally in Janesville ahead of the April 5th primary election in Wisconsin.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Donald Trump will host a rally at the Janesville Conference Center at the Holiday Inn Express in Janesville on Tuesday, March 29th.

The announcement has created both interest and concern.

Janesville Police Chief David Moore

Janesville Police Chief David Moore

"Our desire is to provide an element of free speech and to do so in a safe way," Janesville Police Chief David Moore said.

Chief Moore said hosting national political candidates isn't something that's new to Janesville.

After all, Janesville is the hometown of former vice presidential candidate and current House Speaker Paul Ryan.

But still -- the Trump rally could pose challenges for police.

Clashing protesters led to cancellation of Trump rally in Chicago

Clashing protesters led to cancellation of Trump rally in Chicago

"This is beyond what our staff can handle. We have 102 officers. It's going to take more than that to handle this event, so we're reaching out to other Rock County agencies," Chief Moore said.

Voces de La Frontera

Voces de La Frontera

Those with Voces de La Frontera in Milwaukee have begun making plans to advocate for immigrant rights at the rally.

Primitivo Torres with Voces de la Frontera

Primitivo Torres with Voces de la Frontera

"We expect to have a presence there. We are working as of now with local groups and members that we have there to make sure we do have a local presence. Unfortunately this negative rhetoric, this hateful rhetoric is really inciting a lot of people to come out to this event, but the people who are going to be there with usn they're going to be there in a peaceful manner," Primitivo Torres with Voces de la Frontera said.

The Janesville Conference Center holds 1,000 people.

Chief Moore said he expects the venue will be full.

Janesville Convention Center

Janesville Convention Center

19 comments

  • Chris Abele's AA sponsor

    Why be concerned. Arrest everyone of them for disorderly conduct and charge them to the fullest extent of the law. No plea bargains.

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    • Valerie

      Exactly, all of those people sucker punching peaceful protestors or ganging up to beat up on female college students alone, carrying nothing but a cell phone. All of those trump supporters with their lynch mob mentality that wish they could beat up on people who disagree with them, just like their fascist leader. The MINIONS who walk around with their Hitler mentality, yes arrest those thugs PLEASE.

  • Michael

    Yes vote Bernnie, cause we have seen how Socalisum, Communisum has worked in other countries. OH wait. It hasn’t. Another thing Libertarian, most of the work in the country now is being done by Consercative’s. All Liberals want are hand outs, at someone elses exspence. Go ahead and deny it as usual. One more thing. Your idea of sticking conservative’s in Labor Camps sound a awful lot like what Hitler did. As long as we know where we stand. If Republicans hold on to the House, and Senate, and take the White House? I’d suggest we ship you all off to Socalest Communest Countries, and let you live the Dream, or Nightmare as it might be. Man these loser’s are ignorant.

  • jojo

    Liberal ideas have failed and will continue to fail. I’ve paid more for bamacare than any insurance ive ever had. Dems are all liars. I won’t vote for the establisment repubs either. vote trump to save you from yourselves.

    • Valerie

      I will be there to protest and NOBODY has to pay me anything. I will be there because this is NOT Nazi Germany and Mr. Hitler (oops, I meant Trump) will not be given our country to do as he pleases. The man is crazy. Everyone knows it except for those who are as crazy as he is. I will be there with children, to show them what happens when you forget to study history. When you become a zombie and refuse to educate yourself about the world in which you live, it’s history, its economy, it’s tyrants and the devastation they leave in their wake.

      • cheryl

        YOU are an IDIOT and I hope you go to jail….anyone who would disrupt others rights to a speech should NOT live in this country… there are countries just for people like yourself

    • cheryl

      NONE them will be from Wisconsin… they will ship these pathetic worthless people in from every sick area they can find… no one with a brain would do this!

  • Mark

    Those idiots can protest all they want, but if you block the road I am not stopping! So you better get out the way! Or you could get hurt really bad!

    • Valerie

      Mark, you are the idiot and a thug. You’re already planning violence. Go ahead, the jail cell is waiting for you. I doubt trump will be paying your legal fees so don’t get your hopes up.

  • cheryl

    EVERY SINGLE ONE that creates a problem should be handcuffed and taken to JAIL on the spot. Second there should be a fenced off area ACROSS the street from the venue for protesters and if they move from there ARRESTED. This is BS and it should not be tolerated another second.

  • cheryl

    I think these people might be messing with the WRONG people when they mess with those in Wisconsin!!!!

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