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UCF preps for Donald Trump rally

More than 800 people expected to protest GOP front-runner

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Donald Trump's Saturday campaign stop at the University of Central Florida has been pushed back by two hours, university officials said Friday.

According to a release from UCF, the campaign has moved Trump's rally from noon to 2 p.m. due to another event on campus and anticipated crowds. 

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The rally will be held at the CFE Arena on UCF's campus, the event page stated. UCF says the facility can hold more than 10,000 people.

Tickets were available for free on the event website, which also stated that doors open at 11 a.m. with Trump expected to speak at 2 p.m.

"I feel like there is going to be a line around the building and I can't wait to see the results of what happens," Ruman said.

Across the street from the arena students are planning a protest against Trump. More than 800 people on Facebook say they are going to be there and almost 3,000 people are interested in the event.

"We don't want anybody to be violent. We don't want anybody making rude comments toward the other people," protest organizer Kyra Clark said. "We just want to show the Trump campaign, the media, and the public that we are maturely voicing our opinions."

Clark says they are working with UCF police to keep the protest peaceful.

"They're helping us with security. They're showing us the maps were we can peacefully protest," she said. "The UCF community has been helping with how we can delegate that and how the students can peacefully stay in one particular area."

Trump is known to kick hecklers out who disrupt his rallies and cause outbursts.

 

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News 6 asked UCF how it is preparing for the candidate's visit and how it plans to keep everyone safe. The university says it is releasing information on its plans soon.

UCF has experience hosting large events with notable speakers in the past, including former President Bill Clinton.

"It's basically like going to a concert so it's really cool. I'm excited for it," UCF student Casey Olkowski said.

So far, no word on what is allowed inside the arena, including banners or posters.

Check back for updates on this story.

 


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