Latino Politicians Call For Large, Peaceful Protest Of Donald Trump Rally At UIC Friday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Latino elected officials and activists are calling for a vocal, but peaceful, protest when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a planned speech in Chicago on Friday, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

GOP hopeful Donald Trump has called for deporting illegal immigrants and once urged a temporary ban on travel by Muslims to the U.S.

Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez is making a call for Latinos and others to protest outside the UIC Pavilion Friday where Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech.

“We will not allow Donald Trump to come to Chicago without raising our voices to denounce his bigotry, his hatred, and his prejudice,” Gutierrez says. “Chicago is a city that is unified and works together.”

15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez says it should be a large and peaceful rally.

“Together, we will trump hate in this city when it arrives on Friday,” Lopez says.

The Illinois primary is March 15.

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