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Protesters denounce President Trump outside Cincinnati rally

Posted at 12:24 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 01:19:01-04

CINCINNATI — They were vastly outnumbered by thousands of President Trump supporters, but scored of protesters took to the streets around US Bank Arena Thursday.

They carried signs and chanted slogans opposing the Republican president.

"When repro rights are under attack, what do we do?”

“Stand up. Fight back."

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"When gay rights are under attack, what do we do?”

“Stand up. Fight back."

The protest was led by local and state democratic leaders, including Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval and Ohio Rep. Catherine Ingram.

"Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here."

"There's no doubt that President Trump uses irresponsible, insensitive and often racially motivated rhetoric," Pureval said.

"There are some people who resent the fact that he is disrespectful to the office of the President of the United States of America. That in itself is shameful," said Ingram.

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"No ban, no wall, America's for all!"

"I'm confident that our ideas are better than his," Pureval said.

Other protests were held outside the arena Thursday and Ingram promised more protests to come in the leadup to the 2020 election.

"It's important for us to set that tone about what we need to hear, how we need to move forward,” Ingram said.

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