Hundreds rally to show support for Trump in Raleigh
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 05, 2017,
Mar 05, 2017, 1:11
"We're over here saying a prayer for peace and they're down there yelling obscenities and things like that and I mean it's unfortunate", Trump supporter Chelsea Thomas said.
There was a push from some protesters to get in the pro-Trump crowd that was stopped by police, according to Gill.
One Trump opponent took another approach.
Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in downtown Nashville Saturday for the Spirit of America Rally.
Outside the Texas State Capitol in Austin, where police estimate roughly 300 supporters gathered, Taylor Goldenstein of the Austin Statesman witnessed heated confrontations between the two groups amid chants of "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.!" Near Mar-a-Lago, where Trump is spending the weekend, the Palm Beach Post reported that people on both sides exchanged profanity.
The other arrest was for theft as an individual reportedly tried to steal two President Trump shirts, Miller said.
Trump supporters waved American flags and Trump/Pence signs in the rotunda before listening to several speakers. She held a sign that said, 'I am somebody and somebody's gotta do something'. Saturday's "March 4 Trump" demonstrations are also meant to show unity in the face of what organizers call "a seditious fringe" aiming to sabotage his vision for the country.
Supporters of President Donald Trump plan to convene at Trump Tower, the Washington Monument and scores of other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency.
David Badgley is a President Trump supporter who attended the rally.
Opposition to Trump has drawn thousands of marchers to Raleigh in the past two months, first for the Women's March in January, and then in February for HKonJ, or Historic Thousands on Jones Street, organized by the state NAACP.