(Tea Party PAC) – One of the biggest concerns for the Trump reelection campaign this year has been the lack of holding political rallies. These events has been a way for the president to remain in close contact with his base supporters and to keep them fired up and excited about his agenda for improving the country and bringing it back from the brink of destruction that the former administration took it to.
With the coronavirus pandemic having shutdown the country and effectively banned all mass gatherings — unless you want to protest something the left believes in and/or burn your city to the ground — there’s been no rallies held by the president to get in touch with those who he is counting on to get him reelected.
Well, that’s all changed with a campaign rally due to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma this weekend. Thousands upon thousands of people are planning to attend, with many of them showing up days before the event at the venue.
And then Tulsa city officials decided to set a curfew in the downtown area located near the BOK center where the event is supposed to take place. The reason? Civil unrest caused by Black Lives Matter riots.
Here’s more on this from BizPacReview:
With police posting information on the curfew less than an hour before it took effect, according to Tulsa World, confusion reigned on the ground where Trump supporters have been in line for days.
As seen in a video shared by Breitbart News, law enforcement is directing people to acceptable areas where they can continue waiting.
— Chris Moore (@ChrisMo37540912) June 19, 2020
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted on Monday that they have received more than 1 million ticket requests for the president’s first rally since the coronavirus pandemic, and people are already camping out to be first in line.
Without mentioning names, such as the far-left group Antifa, the Republican mayor said Tulsa police have intelligence that “organized groups” intent on violence may be planning to disrupt the rally.
“I have received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that shows that individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive or violent behavior in other states are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally,” the order stated.
As of now, 250 National Guard soldiers have been called to help with event security for the rally. The troops will not be armed, carrying only shields, batons, and pepper spray as a means of protecting themselves if need be.
Wendell Franklin, Tulsa Police Chief, stated the unit will be there as a “force multiplier” to help ensure that the zones around the BOK center are safe.
We will increase our numbers; ramp up our numbers to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the event on Saturday,” said Chief Franklin.
The curfew restrictions include a specific reference to Molotov cocktails and other explosive materials:
1. People are prohibited from walking, running, loitering, standing or motoring upon any alley, street, highway, public property, sidewalk, or vacant premises within the boundaries indicated above, except for official designated duty in response to the emergency, providing public safety services, or going to or from a place of residence or work.
2. The manufacture, transfer, use, possession or transportation of a Molotov cocktail or any other device, instrument or object designed to explode or produce uncontained combustion is prohibited within the limits of the City of Tulsa.
3. The transporting, possessing or using of gasoline, kerosene, or combustible, flammable, or explosive liquids or materials in a glass or uncapped container of any kind is prohibited within the limits of the City of Tulsa, except in connection with the normal operation of motor vehicles, normal home use or legitimate commercial use.
The designated area will be off-limits from 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Saturday ahead of the rally, and take effect again after the rally until 6 a.m. Sunday.
What this really all comes down to is whether or not conservatives are still welcome out on the streets of America, or if leftists have succeeded in implementing some sort of plan to keep us from mobilizing together so that we can help get Trump reelected.
Let’s just say that things would not go well in the latter situation. Hopefully, peaceful protests and gatherings are something we get back to as Americans. There’s so many better ways to make a point than chaos and destruction.