BOK Center Denies Preventing Supporters From Entering President's Tulsa Rally

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 12:14 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

The BOK Center's staff is denying rumors that they stopped some people from entering the rally on Saturday.

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Officials say President Trump's Campaign was responsible for screening people and deciding who was allowed to enter. They say the BOK Center staff let everyone who passed the screening inside the building. The BOK Center management team released a statement saying

"To be clear, the BOK Center’s responsibilities for Saturday’s event began at the facility doors. Attendees were screened blocks away under the watchful guidance of secret service and other law enforcement agencies. We cannot address what transpired at those checkpoints, but we can state that every attendee who passed through those security processes, were able to easily access the building in plenty of time for the start of the rally, if they so chose to enter. The building also had no control over the events taking place outside of the venue. That event and all of its logistics was handled by the event organizer. If attendees were delayed in any way, it was solely at the direction of the event organizer who had control over the outside perimeter."