The response to the Trump rally in Tulsa was peaceful as only 6,611 Trumpists showed up to a 19,000 seat venue. Protesters circled the BOK venue and then marched to the Greenwood area for a celebration.
More than 1,000 people gathered in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s historically Black Greenwood neighborhood Saturday night to dance and protest in a party-like atmosphere, The Washington Post reported.
There was no visible police presence, the newspaper reported, although there were armed security guards patrolling the area.
The Vernon AME Church was lit up with the Black Lives Matter slogan and a clenched, raised fist was projected onto the building, the Post reported.
Earlier Saturday, police in Tulsa said there were “large groups” of demonstrators walking around the downtown area near the arena where President Donald Trump held his rally but said, for the most part, there were no incidents.
“These groups are causing traffic issues, however, they have been demonstrating peacefully,” the Tulsa Police Department said in a tweet.
“Overwhelmingly these encounters have been peaceful with everyone attempting to share their views,” another tweet from Tulsa police said.
Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2020
Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa hosted a fraction of the expected supporters. Some of the no-shows may have been teenagers who decided to RSVP with no intention of attending https://t.co/qTBLUNeXXI
— Bloomberg (@business) June 21, 2020
So many failures in that attempt to restart the Trump campaign, the most memorable is Trump bragging that he slowed down testing:
Trump: "Testing is a double-edged sword" … "So I said to my people slow the testing down please". pic.twitter.com/g7LDtsHfy7
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 21, 2020
Veterans, if you think you had it bad… In the rally tonight, Trump talked about the exhausting motion of saluting cadets multiple times, the difficulty walking down a ramp with leather-soled shoes, & trying to take a sip of water without getting water drops on his silk tie. pic.twitter.com/IxoCNf4wle
— Mary Struck (@mary_struck) June 21, 2020
I see @AOC and I are living in his head, and apparently there’s a lot of empty room in there… just like tonight’s half empty Tulsa arena.
— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) June 21, 2020
— Michael Warburton (@mikewarburton) June 21, 2020
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 20, 2020
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 21, 2020
— David Lauter (@DavidLauter) June 21, 2020