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Donald Trump Interrupted Five Times By Protestors

Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

 Donald Trump's rally in Albany, New York, was interrupted several times by protesters.

The Republican front-runner spoke to approximately 10,000 people at a downtown arena Monday night but had to stop five times due to demonstrators.

Trump mocked the interrupters, telling one of them to "go home to mom." He said another "stands there smiling because he knows nobody's gonna touch him. He's protected." He characterized the protestors as disruptors before comparing them to ISIS.

"This is what's happening at the borders, this is what's happening with ISIS, this is what's happening to our country, and we can't let it happen. We've got to take our country back, folks," said Trump.

Trump implored his security team and supporters to not harm the protesters, though one of the demonstrators appeared to get in a brief shoving match with a Trump backer as he was being removed.

Trump has kicked off his blitz through his native New York with a series of large, boisterous rallies. The state's primary is being held April 19th.

Parts of this story conatains information from the Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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