Portsmouth Police Prepare for Trump Rally at Great Bay Community College

Jun 10, 2016

Credit NHPR

The Portsmouth Police Department is preparing for a Donald Trump campaign event Monday evening.

Trump is scheduled to give a speech at Saint Anselm College at 2:30 on Monday before heading over to Great Bay Community College for a rally at 6.

Portsmouth Police Chief David Mara says his department, along with state police and Secret Service are working with the college to prepare for a large crowd and the possibility of protestors.

“What we want to do is give everybody the right to exercise their free speech and we balance that with the safety of the public as a whole.”

A recent Trump event in San Jose, California was marked by violence between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protestors.