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Trump Rally Interrupted By Agitators

Trump Rally Interrupted By Agitators Click to Enlarge Photo: Associated Press

Mar 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Six counter-protesters were arrested in St. Paul during a rally in support of President Donald Trump.

St. Paul police say five of the arrested face felony riot charges after they allegedly lit fireworks inside the Minnesota State Capitol then ran away.

The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a sixth counter-protester for disorderly conduct.

The rally was one of many "March 4 Trump" events held nationwide Saturday.

About 400 people attended the St. Paul event, and about 50 people showed up to protest against it.

There were minor scuffles during the rally, which were quickly diffused by other protesters and police.

The rally and counter-protest led to dueling chants inside the Capitol rotunda.

 

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