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Cars drive in "Trump Parade" while protesters gather to "Dump Trump"

Posted at 5:49 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 23:27:43-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — New Circle Road filled with cars displaying flags and signs in support of President Donald Trump Sunday afternoon.

The Trump Parade garnered the attention of more than 5,000 people on social media, with hundreds answering the call to show support for the President.

“You’re afraid to say anything anymore because you might not see eye to eye with other people, but no matter what we should all still be together. Even if we may have different views and different beliefs, we should still have the military’s back, the police’s back and including the President’s,” said Carmen Jansen, who participated in the Trump Parade.

The parade took place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and originated from several points around Lexington.

Judy Horn said she hopes people who see the parade are encouraged to research their candidates and make an educated decision about who they vote for.

“Voting is one of the most important things that we’ll do and being an educated voter is very important,” Horn said. “We need to educate young voters about what is Democrat and Republican, why you choose what you do. We have to advocate the education of voting.”

As supporters of President Trump made their way around New Circle Road, a ‘Dump Trump Rally’ formed near the intersection of New Circle Road and North Broadway.

The ‘Dump Trump Rally’ was created as a counter-protest to the Trump Parade.

“We like to make America seem like we’re some inclusive place and we’re all about freedom. Well, Donald Trump stands for everything but that,” said Kenzie Green, one of the people gathered to protest.

People continued showing up to join the protest as the hours progressed, with the numbers growing to approximately 30 people.

Green said although their numbers are fewer than those supporting the Trump Parade, she hopes their message rings just as loud.

“No matter how small your voice might seem, just know that it’s powerful and someone is always listening,” she said.

Regardless of whether it was through the blare of their horns or the sounds of their chants, both sides made their positions loud and clear to by-passers with their demonstrations.