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Thousand Oaks Pro Trump Rally raises awareness for 2020 Presidential Election | Thousand Oaks, CA.

Journalist: Jesse Watrous
Photographer: Jesse Watrous
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Hand made signs to support President Donald Trump's next 2020 election. © JESSE WATROUS / Fearless Indie Magazine

I documented the event as a neutral Press/Media Observer.

The Pro Trump Rally was held at the intersection of Hillcrest and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

A peaceful rally by citizens of Thousand Oaks and in collaboration with a variety of organizations such as the Republican Woman’s Club and the Tea Party. I was informed that about 200 people attended at the beginning of the rally, with the police department nearby to keep the rally in order and safe.

Trump Supporters holding hand made signs and waving to passing vehicles to show support President Donald Trump's 2020 election. © JESSE WATROUS / Fearless Indie Magazine

The Trump Supporters held signs such as “Trump 2020”, “Celebrate America! Money in your pocket!”, “Trump Keeps America First”, I (heart) Trump”, "Trump Jobs" and many others. Many supporters yelling “Honk for Trump” and vehicles responded to the signs by blaring their car horns, waving and giving a “thumbs up”.

Congressional Candidate 44th District, Physician Assistant Billy Earley was in attendance and talking to the public about re-electing President Donald Trump in 2020. © JESSE WATROUS / Fearless Indie Magazine

Congressional Candidate 44th District, Physician Assistant Billy Earley was in attendance and speaking through a bull horn to support President Trump for his next presidential election. Along with the cheers from supporters, a few of them started to sing “God Bless America”, which was loud enough to hear above the traffic noise and the loud construction during the rally.

When there’s a rally of any kind, both parties are always present, which includes the Anti-Trump Protestors. While I was on site, there was no anti-Trump protestors among the supporters but many drove by in vehicles shouting profanities at the supporters, using vulgar language and “flipping off” them off. These were male and female adults, age ranging from 20-40 year olds.

The supporter’s responses were classy in my opinion. Instead of replying with the same vulgar language and profanities, I heard “Should I blow you a kiss?”, “We love America”, and “Would your mother be proud of you if she heard you right now?”. With that last statement, the anti-Trump protestor that it was directed to, replied “My mother would be so proud.”.

I support in the freedom of speech for both parties, but I believe you can do that with peace, decency, and respect. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but you don’t have the right to be rude and be abusive (verbal and/or physical) to an absolute stranger who is using their right to express their opinion.

I have covered several political rallies and have seen both sides. I attend as a Neutral Observer and to document history as it unfolds. I respect people’s opinions and expect people to treat me with kindness and respect as I treat them, no matter how negative they feel about a political party.

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