In Civic Center Park Tuesday, there were clashes between supporters of President Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters, but there were also conversations. Many came out to have their voices heard on both sides.
Cheryl Vandermillen and Danelle Orange debated the issues loudly, but in the end they both shook hands and agreed to disagree. “There has to be some commonalities between her and I… We’re human beings, we should listen to one another” said Vandermillen.
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Once the presidential motorcade went nearby, many of his supporters left. But there were a few who clashed with protesters early into the evening.
David, a supporter of the president from Kenosha, said "I didn’t come out here to stir up anything but we came out here to make a statement and I think I did that.”
A Trump supporter came in and riled up the crowd before being chased out. His hat was left behind and well... this is what happened. pic.twitter.com/TKhU8Vm1on— Tom Durian (@TMJ4Tom) September 1, 2020
Another skirmish with protesters sent him running, leaving his “Make America Great Again” hat behind. That hat was later burned by a protester.
Protesters who identified themselves as being from out of town were told by others to leave, that they were not needed here. By 9PM it appeared that there were no protesters remaining in Civic Center Park.