Trump protesters shut down highway access to Arizona campaign rally

​Demonstrators protesting U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump have shut down a highway leading to a campaign rally for the candidate near Phoenix, Arizona.

Footage of the demonstration showed a group of protesters with cars blocking forward traffic, holding signs that read: “Dump Trump” and “Shut Down Trump.”

Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said officers will ask the protesters to move and if they don’t comply, they will forcibly remove them.

The disruption occurred well after large crowds lined up to get into the Fountain Hills rally, where Trump is scheduled to speak alongside Joe Arpaio, an Arizona sheriff and ally. 

Trump and Arpaio have formed a political alliance based on their tough talk on immigration in recent months, and the brash billionaire hopes Arizona can serve as a model on how he could win in November.

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Trump rallies are notoriously rambunctious and often face interruptions from protesters in the audience.

A recent campaign rally in Chicago was cancelled following heated and sometimes physical clashes between protesters and supporters before Trump had even taken the stage



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