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RADFORD — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump got lots of support from people dissatisfied with current government leadership Monday, but he was also interrupted at least seven times by protesters unhappy with what they said was a message of hate.
The biggest disruption during the Trump event at Radford University’s Dedmon Center came from a group of a few dozen, mostly black Radford students chanting “No more hate! No more hate! Let’s be equal, let’s be great!” That group’s protest then touched off an incident between a photographer and a Secret Service agent.
The group locked hands as they were marched out of the Dedmon Center by security to a flurry of boos and cursing.
The group had students from the Black Student Alliance, Latino Student Alliance and the Muslim Student Association, said Omawali “Omar” Murray, the president of the Muslim student group and a participant in the rally.
The inspiration for the group was simple: Have minority students heard above the fiery voice of Trump, said Geoffrey Preudhomme, a Radford student dressed in an all-black suit for the event.
“He’s the biggest face of modern American racism,” Preudhomme said. “Silence is consent. We could not be silent with this coming to our campus.”
He said the group had been planning the event in the days after they got tickets to protest.
Then, as the group, was removed from the building, a Secret Service agent grabbed photographer Chris Morris by the neck and slammed him to the ground after he appeared to bump the agent.
Morris, who was working for TIME magazine, told The Roanoke Times that he put one foot outside of an assigned media area to get a better angle for photos of the protesters.
At that point the secret service agent touched his neck, Morris said.
Morris said he responded by saying “don’t f—ing touch me,” and attempted to brush his hand away.
The agent slammed him to the ground by the throat and the two scuffled briefly before he was escorted out of the building.
The incident was caught on video and in photos that had hit the Internet minutes after it happened.
TIME released a statement saying the news magazine contacted the Secret Service about the incident, expressing concern.
“We are relieved that Chris is feeling OK, and we expect him to be back at work soon,” the statement quoted a TIME spokesperson saying.
By 4 p.m., the video from the event was viral and Secret Service was trending on Twitter across the country.
The Secret Service released a statement saying that the Roanoke field office of the agency was investigating and had no further details to provide Monday afternoon.
These Trump rallies are toxin. Normal human beings simply shouldn’t be acting like this. Watching the video, it is like a free-for-all to start with.
This is what happens when leaders set the tone by bullying and belittling others. The mutual respect isn’t there. That’s why these events end up like they do. Can it just be over–soon!!!