Supporters Gather At Lake Eufaula For President Trump; Opposition Rallies In Tulsa

Saturday, September 5th 2020, 10:02 pm
By: Amelia Mugavero

TULSA, Okla. -

People on land and in the water displayed their support for who will become the country's next commander-in-chief on Saturday.  

Black organized a large boat parade at Lake Eufaula to support President Trump's re-election.

"I love Trump and I love Lake Eufaula," rally organizer Christy Black said.

News on 6 estimated over 2,000 participated in the rally.

Black said some came from different corners of the country.

"There are people coming in from Memphis. There's a group from New Mexico,” Black said. “It’s going to be great for the economy. Absolutely booming for all the surrounding areas.”

People shared a different message later Saturday evening in downtown Tulsa.

Protestors held signs at the Center of the Universe, urging people to not vote for President Trump.

Rally organizer Jimmy Peterson said Tulsa and the country need new leadership. 

"Tulsa has a lot to say about this," Peterson said. "We need to take our government back. We need to elect somebody who will take care of inequality and admits that's a problem and that this does exist."

Peterson said they expected more people to show up in downtown Tulsa. Black said there were hundreds more than expected on Lake Eufaula.

A group of Trump supporters came to the downtown Tulsa protest and witnessed some people in both groups arguing with one another. The protest ultimately remained peaceful.

Both sides said they will keep raising their voices until November.