Donald Trump holds campaign rally at I-X Center

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CLEVELAND -  Donald Trump came through Cleveland Saturday, three days ahead of the Ohio primary.

In a rally at the I-X Center, Trump promised to take care of America's veterans, dismantle Obamacare, fight Common Core curriculum and to "make America great again." Cleveland police and I-X Center officials said more than 10,000 people attended the event.

He had harsh words for companies, such as Ford and Carrier, who are taking their manufacturing plants out of the country, promising to hit their goods with a 35 percent tax when they try to sell them here.

The Fox 8  I-Team learned that specially-trained police units were called out for the rally. The Cleveland Police Department called out their field force units to be on hand for the 2 p.m. rally at the I-X Center. These units are made up of officers from each police district who have been specially trained for crowd and riot control.

This extra security was in light of Friday night's postponement of a Trump rally in Chicago amid large protests, fights between supporters and demonstrators and concerns that the environment at the event was no longer safe.

A number of protesters were escorted from the rally during Trump's speech. But no encounters turned violent.

Hundreds of people were lined up for the event before the doors opened at 11 a.m. Saturday.

 

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