Mankato Protests Trump's Presidential Campaign Visit (+Video)

Mankato Protests Trump's Presidential Campaign Visit (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Nearly 500 people gathered on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Mankato to protest the policies and rhetoric of the Trump administration, just hours before Trump’s campaign stop at the Mankato Regional Airport Monday.

The protesters were seen gathering on the bridge waving anti-Trump banners as cars driving by honked. A group of Trump supporters could also be seen passing by the protesters on vehicles.

According to MankatoFreePress, protest organizer Yurie Hong, one of the founders of the St. Peter/Mankato Indivisible chapter – a grassroots organization with chapters throughout the country formed in response to President Trump’s 2016 election – said they had briefly considered holding a rally near the airport but decided on the Veterans Bridge for safety reasons in response to threats made on social media against the protesters.

protesters lined each side of the Veterans bridge, waving at passing vehicles and carrying signs in support of immigrants, environmental causes, universal health care and campaign signs for local, state and national DFL candidates.

Nearby, others carried signs that read, “I’m proud to be an American and I want to be proud of my president” and “Make lying wrong again, vote for decency and respect.”


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