Anti-Trump Protest Precedes Rally

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 4:17pm
Updated: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 4:19pm
(Photo by Casey Kuhn- KJZZ)
About 50 poeple gathered at Encanto Park in Tucson to protest before presidential candidate Donald Trump's visit to Arizona.

Around 50 people came out to the anti-Trump protest held by Somos America in Encancto Park Saturday afternoon, before the Trump rally at the state fairgrounds.

The centerpiece of the protest were large inflatables depicting Trump as a member of the Ku Klux Klan and a sign saying "Make America Hate Again." Those were brought by Puente, another activist group.

People came up to speak against violence, and to keep the protest peaceful.  One minor clash occurred when a Trump supporter who was on the way to the rally started yelling at the protestors by the inflatables, which led to him being asked to leave by law enforcement.

He was escorted away and continued on to the rally. Some protesters said they would make their way to the rally as well.

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