What would you rather? Pool of piranhas or Trump rally.

March 21, 2016
A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Snake pit, pool of piranhas, a casual stroll through Mordor: These are just a few things that might be safer than attending a Donald Trump rally — that is, according to Twitter users.

On Monday morning the hashtag #SaferThanATrumpRally began trending in the United States on Twitter, as social media users cracked jokes about the increasingly contentious and at times violent rallies for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Trump has repeatedly denied responsibility for the increasingly contentious nature of his campaign events. Demonstrators briefly shut down an Arizona highway leading to a Trump campaign event on Saturday in Arizona.

At that same event, video footage showed a protester being beaten as he was led out of the rally. Earlier this month, a reporter for Breitbart News said that Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed her arm so forcefully that she was left with bruises.

At a March rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a Trump supporter was caught on film punching a black protester. Secret Service officers intervened earlier this month when a man rushed the podium while Trump was speaking in Chicago.

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