Both pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors gathered at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Rd. in Ypsilanti on Thursday afternoon. The groups stood along the sidewalk outside of Round Haus Pizza and Party Shoppe.
Anti-Trump protestors from varying political groups, including the Washtenaw General Defence Committee, Huron Valley Democratic Socialists of America, Sunrise Movement, Ann Arbor along with members of multiple other organizations created a "funeral procession" in their vehicles along Textile Rd. from Ford Park to the Bridge Rd. intersection.
Unlike previous Michigan protests during the COVID-19 crisis, protestors did not openly carry rifles. However most protestors who gathered on the sidewalk violated social distancing guidelines, including both pro-Trump and anti-Trump protestors. Some pro-Trump protestors did not wear masks, along with police and members of the media who were present at the protests.
Police closed Textile Rd. from the intersection at Bridge Rd. to the intersection at McKenna Rd. for the security of the president. No pedestrians were allowed to walk along this portion of road.
Blockages caused transportation issues for plant employees, as employees were not allowed to exit or enter the plant.
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