Skip to comments.Violence, chaos marks Trump rally on Meadow Street (Ithaca, NY)
Posted on 10/17/2020 3:05:50 PM PDT by lowbridge
A rally in support of President Donald Trump in downtown Ithaca descended into chaos on Friday afternoon, as multiple fights broke out between Trump supporters and counter-protesters who assembled to rebuke the rally.
No arrests appear to have been made during or after the event, despite a litany of physical altercations involving people from both sides. At least two people were injured during the several scuffles that broke out in the 90 minutes the two sides squared off.
The scene was tense from the beginning. A small group of Trump supporters gathered outside the Tompkins County Republicans office starting at 4 p.m., primarily led by Rocco and Max Lucente, who also helped organize the Trump march that took place earlier in October. From the start, they were met with a larger group of counterprotesters, organized by the local Democratic Socialists of America but attracting people of all stripes looking to oppose Trump, who were stationed directly across Meadow Streetreminiscent of the standoff that took place outside of City Hall during the aforementioned Trump event in Ithaca.
Promptly thereafter, counterprotesters began to move across the street, standing next to or in front of Trump supporters. The Trump ralliers began to fracture, some moving down the block, others staying in front of the building and exchanging words with counter-protesters. By 4:40 p.m., several of the ralliers had been backed into a corner by a group of counterprotesters who had ventured across the street, easily outnumbering the Trump supporters as both sides screamed at each other.
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Nothing to see here, just a bunch of organized communist thugs attacking a group of peaceful American citizens exercising their constitutional rights.
Waiting for Professor Jacobson to weigh in.
Ithaca is a left wing s***hole. FReepers know that, too bad Trump’s campaign staff didn’t
Ithica is the city of evil bump.
Considering it’s Ithaca, I’d say the whole thing was provoked by the left and the Trump supporters had to defend themselves.
Meh, Libs came to piss on Trumps parade and they got dusted up.
It was a great place to be a kid from 1960 to 1965.
Of course, it’s the first place I got sucker punched by a black kid in a movie theater in downtown Ithaca when I was 13. The “knockout game” has been around a long time.
“The article makes it sound as if both sides are guilty.”
So does your comment. Think.
“It’s okay to hate democrats.”
Just 1 kid? usually there are 3
Mostly peaceful ... rebuke ... how the Left gives violent, bad people the proverbial tall grass to hide in.
LOL, what else would you expect in the “City of Evil.”
Not a word of his comment suggests that.
Stop being miserable for 20 minutes.
Think about that..
Ithaca city of Evil. Ping!
Ithaca is a left wing s***hole. FReepers know that, too bad Trumps campaign staff didnt
Independently organized Trump rally
Yeah, but it's clear from the photos who the troublemakers were and whose 1st Amendment rights were burned and trampled on. Also, the police apparently did nothing.
Who are you quoting?
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