Campaigners for US Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, were forced to cancel an event in Texas on Friday.
The gathering, scheduled to take place in Pflugerville, a small city about 17 miles north of Austin, was cancelled by local democrats due to “security reasons”.
A dozen of President Donald Trump’s supporters, who were allegedly armed, allegedly threatened the campaign bus.
A Texas House Representative running for re-election, Sheryl Cole, tweeted that the Biden bus was supposed to make a stop at Pflugerville with the Austin Young Democrats
“Unfortunately, pro-Trump Protesters have escalated well beyond safe limits,” she tweeted.
Cole quoted a tweet from Texas House Rep Rafael Anchía, who claimed “Armed Trump trolls harassing Biden Bus on I-35, ramming volunteer vehicles & blocking traffic for 40 mins.”
Anchía accused the president’s son, Eric Trump of “inciting this violence”.
This is a 1st for me – but we just cancelled a joint event in Pflugerville w/ @JoeBiden campaign, @AustinYoungDems, & more, due to security reasons. Unfortunately, Pro-Trump Protestors have escalated well beyond safe limits. Sorry to all who looked forward to this fun event. https://t.co/tSq4moqro0
— Sheryl Cole (@SherylCole1) October 30, 2020
Local Democrats claimed that the same group of Trump supporters has been following the bus around the country in an attempt to disrupt events in key battleground states.
The event cancellation came as vice-presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris, completed a three-city tour of the key battleground state in a last-minute bid for votes.
Traditionally a Republican stronghold, the battle for Texas’s 38 electoral college votes is likely to go down to the wire as suggested by different polls.
Trump and Biden will face off on Election day, November 3, 2020.