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Mayor to Bill Trump Campaign for Letting More Than 18,000 Extra People Into Rally in Burlington, Vermont

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    Mayor to Bill Trump Campaign for Letting More Than 18,000 Extra People Into Rally in Burlington, Vermont
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    Supporters turn to show their support as a protester interrupts an address by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the Flynn Center of the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vt., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.

    Donald Trump will be getting a hefty bill from a New England mayor.

    According to necn affiliate WPTZ, Mayor Miro Weinberger of Burlington, Vermont, will be billing the Republican front-runner's campaign for overcrowding his rally on Thursday, requiring extra police detail.

    Trump's campaign distributed nearly 20,000 free tickets for the event, which was held at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts, a venue that holds 1,400 people.

    With thousands and thousands of ticket holders unable to sit at the Flynn - Trump tweeted beforehand that seating would be first-come, first-serve - the city needed to staff extra police officers for crowd control.

    "That was not the actions of a campaign that cares about the community they're coming into, not attempting to persuade people might be on the fence," Weinberger said, according to WPTZ. "They kind of came in did a very insufficient job of communicating with anybody and really had a larger impact on public safety officers, expenses, neighboring businesses than they needed to."

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