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Friday, September 01, 2017

Facebook-Organized Protests to Face Off at Trump's MO Speech

Up to two thousand anti-Trump activists are expected to join forces at a local Teamsters Union hall, then march off to protest the president’s speech at a Springfield, MO company on Wednesday. But, another group of Missourians is organizing to help keep the peace. Both events are being organized on Facebook.

The anti-Trump rally, dubbed “The People’s Protest,” is being organized by eight member organizations:

Indivisible STL Resist
Missouri 2nd District for Change
Indivisible St. Louis
Springfield Indivisible
The Emerging Church
MOmentum: Missouri Moving Forward
NARAL Pro Choice Missouri

The “People’s Protest” activists plan to meet at Teamster's Union Local No. 245 in Springfield, MO, then begin their protest President Donald Trump’s scheduled speech at Loren Cook Company, a local manufacturer of ventilation equipment.

Meanwhile, a group calling itself Patriots Protecting Trump is recruiting Missourians to ensure the event is not disrupted by violent factions of the ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter (BLM) movements:

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