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Presidential Elections 2016 News: New Hampshire College Students Walk Out on Donald Trump During His Long Speech

( [email protected] ) Feb 09, 2016 02:51 AM EST
More than 1,000 students walked out during presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally in New Hampshire.
Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Flickr / Gage Skidmore / CC

Students from New Hampshire's Plymouth State University walked out on Donald Trump as the presidential elections candidate was in the middle of his speech during his campaign rally on Sunday. According to many of the students, they walked out not primarily because they were protesting but due to Trump's long speech.

The controversial Republican candidate's rally was part of the final stretch of his campaign in the state. Although the majority of the attendees were Trump's supporters, many of the students who showed up only did so to complete an assignment required by their professor, the Daily Mail reported.

However, as the rally progressed, the students began leaving the event, which was held at one of the school's auditoriums. By the time Trump reached the 45-minute mark of his speech, he had already lost about 10 percent of the crowd. University officials said that about 1,500 attendees walked out during the candidate's speech.

Many of the students noted that Trump's speech was just too long to bear.

"We've here for as long as our class would last, so - you know, we're outta here," one of the students said according to The Daily Mail. "I wouldn't listen to a professor for more than 45 minutes, right?"

For others, however, they left the rally due to the content of Trump's speech. Some students said that it still carried the same material he used in his previous campaign appearances while others said that they just can't get onboard with his political platform.

The incident on Sunday is not the first time an unusual event took place during Trump's rally. Earlier in January, a Muslim woman wearing a hijab was asked to leave a campaign event in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

As reported by CNN, the woman, a 56-year-old flight attendant named Rose Hamid, stood up in silent protest as Trump talked about the connection between ISIS and refugees leaving Syria due to the ongoing conflict in the country. Hamid was then joined by her seatmate, Marty Rosenbluth.

Although the two remained silent while they were standing up, those around them, who were supporters of the candidate, continued to chant Trump's name while pointing at them.

Security guards at the event then escorted Hamid and Rosenbluth out of the venue as the crowd booed them. Hamid said that one of them even shouted that she was carrying a bomb.

Obviously, Hamid is not a supporter of Trump. But, she said that she only attended the event to give followers of the candidate, who frequently talks about Islamic extremism, a chance to meet a Muslim.

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