Trump Supporters Rally in Support of Police, Call on Liberals to 'Walk Away'
MAGA patriots unite against radical-left in California and Texas
Trump supporters came together in a patriotic show of force over the weekend, uniting against the radical-left in support of the police and to call on liberals to "walk away" from the Democrats.
Hundreds of MAGA patriots descended onto the streets of Beverly Hills, California to protest leftists' property destruction and the "villainization" of police.
Meanwhile, two similar demonstrations were also held in Texas.
These counter-demonstrations are in response to months of violent, far-left Antifa and Black Lives Matter protests that have been tearing the country apart since George Floyd's death on Memorial Day.
At the heart of the radical protests are undercurrents anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, and pro-communist messages.
President Donald Trump has on several occasions labeled Black Lives Matter protesters as radical-left "anarchists" and recently declared the organization a "Marxist group."
On Saturday, a crowd of around 200 Americans carried signs reading "Trump 2020" as they marched from West Hollywood to Beverly Hills, according to reports.
Footage showed several protesters waving American flags, signs reading "United We Stand," Thin Blue Line American flags celebrating law enforcement, and a plethora of "Make America Great Again" paraphernalia.
Many of the signs displayed were reportedly meant to urge liberals and Democrats to "walk away."
By 2 pm, the demonstration doubled to 400 protesters as they gathered at the Beverly Hills sign at Beverly Gardens Park.
At one point during the demonstration, a white Black Lives Matter counter-protester was confronted by a group of irate Trump supporters.
It's unclear what exactly was said, but one man can be seen getting close to the counter-protester's face and points for him to leave.
BLM protester has a crowd around him right now. Some people fairly aggressive. pic.twitter.com/O8hGsRKhfx— Samuel Braslow (@SamBraslow) August 8, 2020
KTLA reports that the event was organized by the #WalkAwayFoundation, which was founded in 2018 by Brandon Straka from New York City.
The #WalkAwayFoundation, which started as a social media campaign, grew into a nonprofit organization that "encourages and supports those on the Left to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today."
The scores of pro-Trump protesters in California on Saturday were speaking out against "destruction of property and lives, the villainization of law enforcement, and the weaponization of tragedies."
In addition to Straka, the protest was visited by singer-songwriter Joy Villa, actors Scott Baio and Lorenzo Lamas, and conservative activists like Ricky Rebel and Mike Harlow.
Texas on Saturday saw two separate protests hoping to shed a positive light on law enforcement.
An organization called Silent No More - We Back Our Protectors gathered outside of the Williamson County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office in Round Rock, CBS Austin reports.
The demonstration would take residents to a number of police departments in different cities in the Austin-area.
The event will also take place on Sunday when protesters will visit three police departments before lunching at the American Legion.
"We shall stay silent no more! Join us in a two-day weekend to let your community police department officers and sheriff’s deputies know they are NOT alone," the group wrote on Facebook.
"They are appreciated and loved.
"They have support from the community they protect with their lives.
"It is time we stand up and speak!"
A number of Bikers Backing Blue in Austin also met outside the Travis County Courthouse at noon.
Organizers told attendees that they should be ready to "recite the pledge of allegiance and offer a prayer for our leaders, our country, and its citizens" while there.
The group urged its demonstrators to be loud with their support for law enforcement.
"Being peaceful in no way means being passive," they wrote.
"We want you to be LOUD and PROUD of our actions."
"Plan on afterward, having a 'Roaring of the Engines' moment as an exclamation point on our purpose, Bikers Backing Blue!
"Nothing will change until those of us who love this country, express that love in a greater, more dominant way than those who hate it.
"Only then will we be heard for ours is a Just cause!"