“Huge crowd” – Spirit of America

There have been rallies in support of Donald Trump held across the US, with reports of groups of hundreds turning out in support of their president. There have also been clashes between protesters with some arrests.

Breitbart focussed on the biggest crowd: Huge Crowd at Nashville Spirit of America Rally in Support of President Trump

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–A huge crowd turned out at Legislative Plaza on Saturday to attend the Spirit of America rally in support of President Trump’s policies.

Rally organizer Mark Skoda told Breitbart News that the crowd size was estimated at 2,000, a number that was also  reported and tweeted out by a number of people who were in attendance.

Several dozen Spirit of America rallies were held across the country on Saturday. Nashville appears to have held the largest rally.

However crowd sizes can be difficult to estimate and are often exaggerated, especially by their organisers.

A different report on the same rally suggests a modest turnout – 2 arrests reported from Trump rally in Nashville

Two arrests were reported for a Spirit of America rally to support President Donald Trump Saturday at Legislative Plaza that was attended by more than 1,000, and met with some counter-protesters.

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CBSN looks across the country more in Trump supporters, opponents clash in rallies across the country

From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Trump on Saturday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs and even carrying a life-size cutout of the president.

The March 4 Trump demonstrations were held around the country, and supporters clashed with generally smaller groups of counter protesters.

Hundreds gathered in rallies on both ends of Pennsylvania to show support for Mr. Trump.

Supporters waved signs and flags and listened to speeches during Saturday’s “Spirit of America” rally in Bensalem’s Neshaminy State Park in eastern Pennsylvania’s Bucks County.

Outside the State Capitol in Denver, hundreds gathered, listening to speakers including former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo on the West Steps facing the mountains. Many in the crowd held American flags or wore red, white and blue and held signs with messages like “Veterans before Refugees.”

Chelsea Thomas, an accountant from Thornton, Colorado, brought her family to the rally – and a life-size cardboard cutout of Mr. Trump. She said the family has taken it with them on camping trips, boat rides and a country music festival.

“Let’s support our President and stop the hate!” organizers wrote in the Facebook group for the event, CBS affiliate WBNS-TV reports. “Please join us in this effort to unite the citizens of this great country. Bring your signs and flags to support our President and his administration!”

But the hate is unabated.

In Berkeley, California,  Mr. Trump’s supporters fought counter-protesters during a march in support of the president.

Berkeley police said they  made 10 arrests including five for battery, four for assault with a deadly weapon (including one with possession of a dagger) and one for resisting arrest.

Near Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach Post reported that people on both sides exchanged profanity. Mr. Trump’s motorcade briefly stopped so he could wave at supporters.

Supporters of Mr. Trump, many clad in red, white and blue, sported signs such as “Christians for Trump” and “This is My Women’s March” outside the State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio. The group began loudly chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A” when a band of anti-Trump protesters arrived around noon Saturday.

The anti-Trump group shouted, “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” and waved such signs as, “Not Fit to Serve – No Mandate.”

 

Such is the spirit of today’s America.

 

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11 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  6th March 2017

    They’re a beautiful thing – ours here are generally pretty miserable affairs.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  6th March 2017

      The roadside ones seemed rather half-hearted and thinly populated.

  2. Corky

     /  6th March 2017

    Salt of the earth Conservative folk who still remember when up meant up, and down meant down, and if you were caught short you had two choices: the Men’s or the Women’s.

    • There have always been more choices than that.

      It is an antisocial act that normally goes under the radar, but many swimmers have long suspected the truth: people are peeing in the pool.

      Now scientists have been able to confirm the full extent of offending for the first time, after developing a test designed to estimate how much urine has been covertly added to a large volume of water. Regular swimmers with a keen sense of hygiene may wish to stop reading now.

      The test works by measuring the concentration of an artificial sweetener, acesulfame potassium (ACE), that is commonly found in processed food and passes through the body unaltered.

      Walls that ‘pee back’ tackle people who urinate in public
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      After tracking the levels of the sweetener in two public pools in Canada over a three-week period they calculated that swimmers had released 75 litres of urine – enough to fill a medium-sized dustbin – into a large pool (about 830,000 litres, one-third the size of an Olympic pool) and 30 litres into a second pool, around half the size of the first.

      Lindsay Blackstock, a graduate student at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and lead author, said: “Our study provides additional evidence that people are indeed urinating in public pools and hot tubs.”

      https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/01/how-much-pee-is-in-our-swimming-pools-new-urine-test-reveals-the-truth

      • Gezza

         /  6th March 2017

        And you can’t avoid it by swimming in the bloody rivers or lakes either. The world’s a bloody toilet. I blame the voters.

      • Corky

         /  6th March 2017

        Lol.. that beats the stodgy posts on other blogs.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  6th March 2017

    Remind me again why I don’t like to go in swimming pools. I never have been a fan of public ones, and when I read that in the Guardian, it was another reason to stay away. Dogs swim in lakes and rivers, only acceptable if it’s one’s own dog.

    A friend’s dog, a large and friendly one, ran up to a woman who was walking her small dogs by the lake, and one fell in. The gutless wonder whose dog had caused it, hid behind a bush and called him from there, feebly hoping that he (dog’s father) would go unnoticed.

    • Blazer

       /  6th March 2017

      so your friend is a….’gutless wonder’.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th March 2017

        Well, yes, hiding behind a bush, softly calling Fido’s name instead of coming out & admitting that his was the dog who’d made the other one fall into the water 😀

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th March 2017

        I said so, didn’t I ? Are there sense of humour transplants ? If there are, ask your GP if there’s a waiting list that you can be put on.