President Trump spoke at the GOP’s congressional retreat at the Loews hotel in Philadelphia on Thursday, where thousands of protesters marched in the streets.
More than 5,000 protesters took to Center City streets on Thursday in a noisy demonstration to oppose President Trump and his recent executive orders.
Demonstrators aimed to protest an array of GOP and presidential initiatives, from repealing Obamacare to enforcing stricter immigration laws, and his plan to build a wall along the Mexican-U.S. border.
Fox News reports that GOP lawmakers were greeted by the protesters when they arrived in Philly on Wednesday evening, and the protests have only gained momentum throughout continued all day Thursday.
As Trump delivered his speech to a candid audience, a large crowd continued to amass outside holding signs condemning his policies.
According to Philly.com, one police officer took an American flag from a man who was wearing all black and using a knife to sharpen the end of the PVC pole. The report claims he was arrested and was later found to have M80 firecrackers, pipes, hammers and lighter fluid in his backpack.
Several thousand protesters chanted “we are the popular vote” as they marched along East Market Street near Loews Hotel.
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