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Protester cuts lights at Trump rally in Atlanta

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Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia.Branden Camp

A protester at a Donald Trump rally in Atlanta, Georgia cut the spotlights Sunday, prompting a surreal scene in which Trump led his supporters in a chant of ''Turn off the lights!''

Lighting director Bob Hunter told The Associated Press that he stepped away from his booth near the front of the stage for a quick bathroom break.

He returned to a chaotic scene with shouts in his headset letting him know the lights were off. He said people in the area told him a protester had reached over and pulled a wire.

Hunter quickly turned them back up — but it turned out that Trump actually liked the darker stage, without bright spotlights in his eyes.


''They're too bright, turn them off,'' he shouted, before leading his supporters in a chant of: ''Turn off the lights!''

Hunter quickly obliged.

''I was trying not to be that guy,'' he said with a sheepish laugh after the rally. ''You're making me that guy.''

Watch footage of the incident: