Donald Trump supporters, protesters argue the issues; Event stays peaceful

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CLEVELAND-- Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump hosted a rally at Cleveland's I-X Center on Saturday, less than 24 hours after he canceled an event for security concerns.

Friday night, fights broke out between Trump supporters and protesters at the University of Illinois in Chicago. During his appearance in Cleveland, the event remained peaceful.

Cleveland police removed several protesters during the speech, while Trump led the crowd in a "U.S.A." chant in response.

"Get 'em out of here. Get 'em out," Trump said to applause as security escorted out a protester. "My people aren't violent. It's these people who come in."

“He's gonna say what's on his mind, and he doesn’t have anyone telling him what to say,” said Trump supporter Andrew Boyazis, of Akron. “He's gonna be honest with you. He doesn’t say something because it's just politically correct to say.”

Trump said the demonstrators were supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

"These are Bernie's people. Get them the hell out."

After the rally, people on both side argued about the criminal justice system and 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014.

“If you'll do that during campaign time, it will be chaos in office when you have to rule so many people,” said protestor Artheta Peters, of Cleveland.

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