Anti-Trump activists look to replicate Chicago success

Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 16:23:40-05

CHICAGO (AP) — College students, civil rights activists and other opponents of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy are celebrating their success in shutting down his rally Friday in Chicago.

The question now is whether activists elsewhere will look to Chicago as a model when it comes to other Trump appearances, such as one scheduled Saturday night in Kansas City, Missouri.

Andreas Herrera is a 27-year-old construction worker and founder of Kansas City’s Progressive Youth Organization. He said he was encouraged by the Chicago demonstrations and expects to be able to draw the numbers needed to shut down the event.

At another Trump appearance Saturday, in Dayton, Ohio, a man tried to breach security, leading Secret Service agents to briefly rush the stage to surround the candidate.