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Trump's Long Island Rally Is Shutting Down a Domestic Violence Crisis Center for a Day

The Safe Center LI assists around two dozen victims of sexual violence and abuse per day, but had to shut its doors on Wednesday because of road closures caused by a Trump rally.
April 6, 2016, 10:08pm

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On Wednesday, road closures prompted by Donald Trump's rally in Bethpage, New York, caused a domestic violence crisis center called the Safe Center LI to close its doors at 1 PM, the Hill reports.

The Long Island organization issued a statement on its Facebook page that "due to the Donald Trump rally being held at Grumman Studios today, our center will unfortunately be closed to the public."

"Walk-in emergency appointments, regular appointments, and deliveries will not be able to access the Safe Center due to the road closure," the statement continued, promising to resume full services again on Thursday morning.

The Safe Center also posted a 24-hour hotline number and suggested those in need of emergency assistance dial 911 for the remainder of Wednesday. The organization assists around two dozen victims of sexual violence and abuse per day, it said.

According to a 2015 report by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, organizations and shelters nationwide helped 71,828 victims in one day and over 40,000 of them were seeking emergency aid.

Photo of a separate Trump rally via Flickr user Ed Ouimette