Sikh man ousted from Donald Trump's rally in US for displaying `Stop Hate` banner
A turban-clad Sikh man was ousted out of Donald Trump`s campaign rally in US, after he interrupted the Republican presidential frontrunner`s speech by displaying a banner that read `Stop Hate`, the media reported on Sunday.
Washington: A turban-clad Sikh man was ousted out of Donald Trump`s campaign rally in US, after he interrupted the Republican presidential frontrunner`s speech by displaying a banner that read `Stop Hate`, the media reported on Sunday.
The man, wearing a beard and bright red turban, tried to interrupt Trump`s speech when he was addressing a rally on Sunday in Muscatine High School, Iowa, a mid-western state of the US.
The incident began as Trump was raging against "radical Islamic terror", about the 9/11 terror attacks, and the San Bernardino shooting, a common theme in his speeches.
The Sikh protestor stood up and revealed a banner reading "Stop Hate".
Security officials soon escorted him out of the rally amidst chanting of "USA, USA, USA" by Trump`s supporters, reported abcnews.
"We have radical Islamic terror going on all over the place, all over the world, and we have a president that won`t say it," Trump was quoted as saying at the rally.
As the Sikh raised his banner, Trump waved his hand and said, "Bye. Bye. Goodbye."
"He wasn`t wearing one of those hats, was he? And he never will, and that`s OK because we got to do something folks because it`s not working," said Trump, pointing to the crowd and referring to the protestor.
In the last few months, before Trump takes the stage an announcement is read telling Trump`s supporters to "not harm a protestor" but instead to chant "Trump, Trump, Trump," as an alert to security that a protestor has been spotted. The crowd roared Sunday after the protestor was escorted out and shouted "USA, USA, USA".
Trump is campaigning in Iowa ahead of the next week`s crucial caucus.
Latest polls showed that he has taken a lead over his nearest Republican rival Ted Cruz. Iowa Caucus on February 1 is considered crucial as it would set the trend for the rest of the presidential primaries over the next few months.