Tulsa, Okla – Supporters of President Donald Trump lined up outside the metal barrier around Tulsa Stadium on Saturday, where the president will hold his first rally in months, ready to welcome him back to the campaign despite warnings from health officials about the carnovirus.
The rally – expected to be the largest indoor event in the country since the ban – with some people camping near the venue since the beginning of the week – was expected to be the first in the more than 19,000-seat BOK center in March to fight the COVID-19 virus. Began. Trump will speak at an outdoor event that could be held inside the barrier.
Demonstrations are also planned for Saturday, and some black leaders in Tulsa said they thought the visit could lead to violence. This is happening in the midst of protests against racial injustice and policing across the United States and in a city that has a long history of racial tensions. Officials said they expected about 1 million people in the Tulsa suburb
Renee Lamorax, a retired Tulasa and Trump supporter, said Friday that police officers briefed the crowd, saying the event would be in a “big cage” and would be outside the rest of the world. He says he is reassured.
The COVID-19 spike incident was seen in Tulsa last week and the director of the local health department called for the rally to be postponed. But Republican Gov. Kevin Steit says it will be safe. The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday denied a request that everyone who attended the indoor rally wear a mask and a few in the crowd outside on Saturday were wearing them.
Trump’s campaign says it will hand out masks and hand sanitizers, but participants have no need to use them. Participants will also go for a temperature test.
The rally was originally planned for Friday, but was moved after allegations that it met with Juniet, marking the end of slavery in the United States and a town that was the site of a 1911 genocide, when a white mob attacked blacks, about 300 John is dead.
Stitt said he would join Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday for a meeting with black leaders from the Greenwood district of Tulsa, where the 1921 attacks took place. City first invited Trump to visit the region, but said, “We’ve talked to the African American community and they said it wouldn’t be a good idea, so we told the president not to do it.”
Associated Press reporters in Chicago, Sarah Barnett and Ken Miller of Oklahoma City contributed to this report.
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