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Burlington dumps Trump

Protest against Donald Trump in Burlington, VT -- January 2016
Burlington turns out in big numbers to protest Donald Trump's appearance (Karen Pike)
When Donald Trump brought his road show of bigotry to Burlington, Vermont--a city known for its progressive politics and as the hometown of Bernie Sanders--he got the reception he deserved, as hundreds of people turned out to protest the bigot billionaire on January 7.

During his speech, Trump announced a new policy position, eliminating gun-free zones in schools, as he dished out his usual hate and racism. A thousand fans of the Republican candidate filled the Flynn Center, where Trump engaged the crowd in a call-and-response about his proposal to build a 2,000-mile wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "Who's going to pay for it?" asked Trump. "Mexico!" answered the crowd.

But there were anti-Trump protesters inside the event--and some disrupted his speech before being ejected by the candidate's security personnel, who were directed to throw them out and "confiscate" their coats. Outside, more than 700 people turned out to oppose Trump and his message of hate. The atmosphere was like a political festival, as protesters chanted, jeered and cheered for four hours. Read more at Socialist Worker.