Trump Rally Reveals Everett’s Passions

August 30, 2016


Everett's passions

This woman was jumping for Joy over Donald Trump

Everett's passion

Protesters had a wide variety of messages about Donald Trump.

Everett's passions

Bicycle cops came from Bellevue and Seattle.

Everett's passions

Hewitt was divided to keep anti-Trump folks on one side and pro-Trump folks on the other.

Everett's passions

The fence turned out to be a good idea.

Everett's passions

Trump drew a diverse group of supporters

Everett's passion

Trump also drew a diverse crowd of protesters.

Today’s Trump Rally at Xfinity Arena in downtown showed the full range of Everett’s passions.

It was also a great day for those who enjoy free speech and the ability to express opposing opinions.

Whether you were for or against Donald Trump you could find a like and opposite opinion very close to one another.

I spent much of the day at the corner of Oakes and Wall street watching thousands of people form a huge winding line around several blocks of downtown Everett.

Here are some photos and observations. (click to enlarge)

There were several hundred anti-Trump demonstrators with peaceful and not so peaceful signs and slogans.

There were several thousand pro-Trump attendees who spent between one and a half and two and a half hours waiting to get into the arena once the doors opened.

Some people screamed at each other, while others held thoughtful conversations.

Both sides were unafraid to share their passions.

There were more than 200 law enforcement officers from local, State and Federal jurisdictions on hand.

No matter how hard they tried, security screeners could not keep up with the size of the crowds wanting to get in and they kept allowing people in up until the final minutes of the rally.

If you took away their signs, you might have trouble telling the difference between pro and anti Trump folks. They came in all ages, genders, colors and attitudes.

Overall things were orderly with only a couple of arrests and no apparent property damage.

Everett’s passions are many and there was room for all of them in downtown today.

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