President Trump's Tweet To Tulsa Protesters: 'It Will Be A Much Different Scene'

Friday, June 19th 2020, 8:59 am
By: News On 6

President Donald Trump issued a warning Friday morning via Twitter to protesters, among others, in Tulsa this weekend.

"Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis. It will be a much different scene!"

The president's rally is set for 7 p.m. at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, and it is expected to be a packed arena. Trump, Vice President Pence and a bevy of surrogates will be at the event. You can find a full list of them here.

Security is already being prepared for the rally, too. Several streets have been closed in the area, including all the streets surrounding the BOK Center and the on- and off-ramps of the Inner Dispersal Loop (IDL). Starting Friday at 10 a.m., much of downtown Tulsa will be closed to drivers, stretching from Archer to Sixth streets and from Houston to Boulder avenues.

A curfew near the BOK Center was also put into effect starting 10 p.m. Thursday, going until 6 a.m. Saturday. It will be lifted the day of the president's rally and then will be back in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday, per an executive order from Mayor G.T. Bynum.