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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 6:08 PM 

Protesters gather outside Trump rally, overflow crowd to see GOP nominee

A crowd of a few dozen protesters gathered along the road outside of the parking lot at the Waukesha County Expo Center where GOP nominee Donald Trump was slated to speak at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, a line of people waiting to get in stretched for several blocks. Adjacent to the line were multiple booths selling t-shirts, hats, buttons and stickers with messages in favor of Trump and mocking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

Inside, attendees packed the arena and balcony area at the rear. An announcer told attendees protests were confined to outside, and that if someone were to protest during the event to not touch them and alert authorities by holding a campaign sign up and chant "Trump."
The venue was filled to capacity, and many gathered outside in an impromptu overflow area.

The protesters engaged in various chants, among them, "no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA."  

Among the signs protesters carried were ones that read "show us your tax returns," "stop hate, dump Trump" and "Trump, divider in chief."


Waukesha Trump Rally

Carl Lock, of Veterans for Peace, was holding a sign that read "Trump, pants on fire" that had a pair of children's pants with simulated flames on it. 

Lock pointed to fact checks of Trump statements rated false or "pants on fire."

"We can't trust him," Lock said. 

Shana Harvey of Voces de la Frontera and WISDOM, criticized Trump over his immigration position.

"I don't want to live in a country where my friends and neighbors are subject to mass deportations," she said. 

Community activist Bernie Gonzalez said the group wants to send the message that "not everybody in Waukesha is a Republican."

Gonzalez said it would be "terrible for this country" if Trump became commander-in-chief.

"Trump is dangerous," he said. "He does not belong in the White House." 


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