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Video and pictures from the Rhode Island Rally for Trump and counterprotest

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At its peak, about 240 people were in attendance at Sunday’s “Rhode Island Rally for Trump.” 14 people turned up to counter protest. The Rally was organized by former State Representative Doreen Costa, businessman Jerry Zarella and Republican National Committeewoman LeAnne Sennick. Scheduled to run from noon to 2pm, the rally lasted for a about an hour before Zarella, who served as emcee, announced, at about 1:15pm that “the day is getting narrow, I think we want to get home and watch the Pats…”

I noted several politicians attending the rally, including Senator Gordon Rogers (Republican, District 21, Coventry, Foster Scituate, West Greenwich), Representative Robert Quattrocchi (Republican, District 41, Scituate) and former State Representative Bobby Nardolillo.

The counterprotest was small, but vocal and continuous, blowing whistles and chanting things like “Lock him up! Lock him up!”


Pictures from the Rally:

Pictures from the counter-protest:



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Paul Manville:

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Lynne Blankenbeker:

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Steve Ahlquist is a frontline reporter in Rhode Island. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for half a decade. Uprise RI is his new project, and he's doing all he can to make it essential reading. atomicsteve@gmail.com

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