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Trump supporter yells ‘Go to Auschwitz!’

Two people appear to perform Nazi salute as they exit a Kansas City event for the leading Republican candidate

A Donald Trump supporter shouted, “Go to Auschwitz!” at a rally for the leading Republican candidate in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday.

In a video recorded by a Dutch reporter, the man appears to give a Nazi salute as he yells, “Go to Auschwitz! Go to fucking Auschwitz!”

Another Trump supporter also appears to give the “Heil Hitler” salute as she exits the stadium where the Republican candidate held his rally.

Police said they used pepper spray twice outside the Trump rally in Kansas City. Two people were also arrested in the aftermath of the event.

In a Twitter post late Saturday, Kansas City police did not say if the use of pepper spray was on anti-Trump demonstrators or Trump supporters. Television images showed one protester rubbing his eyes and saying that he had been sprayed.

While a boisterous group of protesters gathered outside the theater where Trump spoke in downtown Kansas City, the event concluded without significant incident. Police said the majority of people exercised their rights to gather peacefully.

Trump’s remarks were interrupted about a dozen times by protesters who managed to get into the theater, and they were escorted out.

Amid the interruptions, Trump asked law enforcement officers securing the site to arrest the protesters, telling the audience that fear of an “arrest mark” on people’s records may put an end to the near-constant disruptions at his rallies.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio on March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio on March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

He said he was “going to start pressing charges against all these people,” a day after he called off a planned Chicago event because it attracted so many protesters.

Arrests, Trump said, were “going to ruin the rest of their lives. We’re not going to have any more protesters, folks.”

The latest interruptions follow a weekend of protests at Trump rallies that saw the Republican front-runner surrounded by Secret Service agents as one man rushed the stage in Ohio, as well as a rally canceled in Chicago over concerns protesters would disrupt it and make the event unmanageable.

Earlier this month, a Trump rally drew comparisons to a Nazi event due to footage that showed his supporters raising their right hands in a salute reminiscent of the one used in Nazi Germany. He had urged his supporters to raise their right hand and vow to support him. Photos from the event in Orlando, Florida, earned Trump a slew of comparisons to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

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