News

Actions

Protester removed from RNC, Trump asks crowd: "How great are our police and how great is Cleveland?"

Posted: 11:05 PM, Jul 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-22 03:05:48Z

Medea Benjamin, a protester from the CODEPINK organization that describes itself as a "grassroots peace and social justice movement," briefly put a halt to Donald Trump's remarks.

"Bearing a banner that read 'Build Bridges, Not Walls,' Benjamin called for delegates and the nominee to reject hateful rhetoric that demonizes immigrants, refugees and 1.6 billion members of the Islamic faith," read a press release posted by the organization.

As Benjamin was led away by RNC security, Trump addressed his pride in law enforcement.

"How great are our police?" Trump asked the crowd. "And how great is Cleveland?"