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Democrats Protest Pence’s Chicago Appearance, Pence Cancels

Indiana Gov. and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence canceled a scheduled event in Chicago Tuesday as Illinois Democrats and community leaders staged a protest of his appearance.

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    GOP Vice Presidential candidate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence greets the crowd prior to a speech by Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday August, 5, 2016. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

    Indiana Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence canceled a scheduled event in Chicago Tuesday as Illinois Democrats and community leaders staged a protest of his appearance.

    Pence, who is running alongside GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, was scheduled to address the City Club of Chicago Tuesday at Mariano’s Banquets. The appearance was canceled following recent shake-ups to the Trump campaign, Crain’s Chicago Business reported.

    A group of Democratic leaders and demonstrators, including state Sen. Daniel Biss and Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, protested Pence’s trip at Trump Tower Tuesday, condemning Trump's "hateful and dangerous plan to deport 11 million immigrants.” The event also featured leaders from immigrant communities speaking out against Trump’s deportation policy.

    Pence is scheduled to attend a big-ticket fundraising dinner in Chicago Tuesday. Tickets for the event range from $1,000 to $25,000, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

    However, it is unclear if Pence will still attend the event given the shake-ups to the campaign. The Indiana governor is scheduled to make a pair of campaign stops in Pennsylvania Tuesday, NBC Philadelphia reported.

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