Virginia Beach – As Donald Trump addressed media inside the Westin at Town Center, more than 100 supporters, protesters and Black Lives Matter activists stood outside.
People began gathering around 10 a.m. when the Hilary Clinton campaign organized a Veterans Against Trump news conference. There, three local veterans spoke about how they feel Trump doesn’t treat veterans right.
“Trump and his vision for America is totally different than the vision that I see,” explained Linwood Fisher, a retired Navy Lieutenant who lives in Norfolk. “Remember that Trump is a reality show host and he is a salesmen he is a business guy he knows nothing about policy.”
Following the news conference, protesters began assemblying with signs on the sidewalk across the street from the Westin, but not everyone there supported Clinton.
“I resigned from the Republican Party The very day Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee,” said Riley Best, a representative for the Constitutional Party of Virginia.
Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter activists also gathered with the Trump protesters. At times, the group began arguing with one another.
At times, the disagreements became intense, but they never turned violent. When arguments did arise between people, others would start chants of “love not hate” or sing songs to stop the arguments from intensifying.