“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.