Protesters march to Mar-a-Lago, denounce Trump comments

  • Elliott Wenzler
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
8:24 p.m Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 Local
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Rally Against Hate started at 5pm at the corner of Southern Blvd. and Flagler. William Hinkley, 5, Coral Springs stands with his mother Gelena Hinkley during the protest. His father Joe Hinkley brought his five children because he believes it is important to teach them to confront racism and don’t be afraid to stand up against hatred. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post)

Men and women from Palm Beach and Martin counties came together Sunday to march toward Mar-a-Lago and protest Donald Trump’s recent comments about the racially-charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week.

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The 70 or so people in attendance chanted “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A” as they crossed the Intracoastal Waterway on Southern Boulevard.

“Rule number one is we are peaceful protesters,” said Corryn Freeman, who works for attorney Pam Keith’s congressional election team.

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Keith, a Democrat who is running for Republican Brian Mast’s seat in the U.S. House, spoke at the rally about Trump and said the president has “embarrassed and shamed us.”

The rally against hate came as a response after a news conference at which Trump said “both sides” were to blame for the violent protests in Charlottesville.

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