Yesterday afternoon in Overland Park, Kansas, over five hundred people showed up for immigration protest in front or Representative Kevin Yoder’s (r) downtown district office.
The demonstration, scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. started as people gathered in the half hour before the start and continued beyond 5:30 p.m. Passing traffic, for the most part, expressed support with the sound of honking horns. A small handful openly expressed their support for placing children in concentration camps.
At one point, for a relatively short time, two counter protestors with signs expressing anti-immigrant sentiments positioned themselves near the end of the line of protestors.
Earlier in the protest an individual across the street who was recording with her cell phone taunted the protestors, shouting that she dealt in “facts” while the protestors were influenced by emotion. Those across the street protesting who heard her just laughed and then ignored her.
Throughout the demonstration one individual sat in the small courtyard area in front of Representative Yoder’s (r) office quietly holding his sign:
There were a number of variations of commentary about Melania Trump’s (r) attempt at social activism:
There are more of us than there are of them. #Resist.
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