56-year-old Rose Hamid stood in silent protest behind Donald Trump during a rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Friday night. Despite not saying anything, her presence prompted the crowd to begin chanting the candidates name, leading to Trump calling for security to escort her from the building. Hamid spoke to CNN by phone shortly after her expulsion and she noted that crowd seemed to grown more hostile as the group energized:
Despite her silence, Trump supporters around her began chanting Trump’s name — as instructed by Trump campaign staff before the event in case of protests — and pointed at Hamid and Marty Rosenbluth, the man alongside her who stood up as well.
As they were escorted out, Trump supporters roared — booing the pair and shouting at them to “get out.” One person shouted, “You have a bomb, you have a bomb,” according to Hamid.
“The ugliness really came out fast and that’s really scary,” Hamid told CNN in a phone interview after she was ejected.