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Trump comes to Tucson, rally brings supporters and protesters alike

Sam Gross

Donald Trump brought his campaign to Tucson on Saturday for a final rally before the March 22 Arizona primary. 

The Tucson Convention Center was inundated with Trump supporters and protesters this afternoon as Donald Trump visited Tucson for a final rally before the March 22 Arizona primary.

This was his second rally in Arizona today, as Trump made an appearance in Fountain Hills this morning. Protesters at that event barricaded Shay Boulevard, backing up traffic for miles until police eventually arrested three protesters and cleared demonstrators out of the road. 

Protesters in Tucson arrived just after 2 p.m. and clogged the entrance of the event, forcing Trump supporters to filter in to the venue through a narrow passage that was barricaded by the Tucson Police Department. Protesters also made their way in to the venue. As many as five separate groups of protesters were removed from the event — one protester was beaten as he was escorted from the venue. 

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Gov. Jan Brewer introduced Trump to a roaring crowd. 

Trump’s speech was much the usual, covering topics such as immigration, guns, the economy and veterans health. 

Keep up with the Daily Wildcat on Twitter and Facebook for a rally gallery and videos.

Recap: Donald Trump rallies in Tucson Convention Center with appearances by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Gov. Jan Brewer.

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