HIGHLAND PARK NEWS
Despite some heated moments between demonstrators, Labor Day pro-Trump rally in Highland Park a peaceful one: City officials
by James T. Norman
September 12, 2020
Highland Park police estimated that more than 300 people attended a pro-President Donald Trump rally Monday that was, overall, peaceful despite moments of contention between counter-demonstrators who showed up. Much of the three-hour Labor Day rally, which took place at the intersection of Central and St. Johns avenues, included participation from a few local organizations and groups, city officials said…City officials say two primary groups made up the crowd: The Lake Bluff Social Club and the Highland Park and Highwood Co-Alliance for Racial Equality [apparently many of the pro Trump supporters had no connection to or knowledge of The Lake Bluff Social Club, which is reported to be a “militia”] READ MORE
HIGHLAND PARK PATCH Pro-Trump Rally In Highland Park Dwarfed By Counterprotest In addition to heated verbal confrontation, Strom [a pro-Trump attendant] said she had to physically help an elderly man away from the group after he was surrounded. “They really only had the F-word to use. They were absolutely despicable. There’s no other word to describe them. We were shocked at their disrespect toward the police,” she said. “The hate they were just screaming in our faces is truly like nothing I have ever seen before” Strom said.
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