As reported by EpochTimes
Compiled footage from outside Target Center, the rally venue, shows police looking on as protesters chant, “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Donald Trump has got to go!” and people standing around a fire consuming a stack of items including a red “Make America Great Again” hat and an American flag.
“Shine, let it shine, let it shine!” they chanted.
The Blaze reporter Elijah Schaffer shared footage from the scene, which showed protesters lifting barricades, pointing lasers at people capturing photographs or video, and one person waving around a communist flag.
“The situation outside the Trump rally in Minnesota is quickly deteriorating,” Schaffer captioned his post. “Left wing protestors are destroying barricades. A protester can be seen waving the Chinese flag in front of riot police. While people in Hong Kong wave American flags for freedom, we wave Chinese flags.”
The situation outside the Trump rally in Minnesota is quickly deteriorating
Left wing protestors are destroying barricades
A protestor can be seen waving the Chinese flag in front of riot police. While people in Hong Kong wave American flags for freedom, we wave Chinese flags pic.twitter.com/XVl551kyqZ
— Elijah Schaffer (@ElijahSchaffer) October 11, 2019
While Schaffer mentioned that it was a Chinese flag, it appears, upon closer examination, to have been the flag of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or USSR, which collapsed in 1991.
Meanwhile, over 20,000 supporters of the president had filled the venue, while even more waited outside. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale reported the numbers on Twitter.
“Incredibly huge crowd! 20,000+ inside, 25,000 outside! Minnesota showed up in big numbers to prove It can go red in 2020!”
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