Metal barriers, campaign gear: Crowd readies for Tulsa rally

The Associated Press - June 20, 2020 12:47 pm

Jacob Osborne and his son Phoenix, enter as safety barricade gates are opened for supporters to enter for President Donald Trump's campaign rally on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oka. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Supporters of the President are lining up outside the Tulsa stadium where the President will hold his first rally in months.

The sup[prters are ready to welcome him back to the campaign trail despite warnings from health officials about the gathering and the risk of spreading coronavirus. The crowd gathered on Saturday outside metal barriers surrounding the 19,000-seat BOK Center for what is expected to be the biggest indoor event the country has seen since restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 began in March.

The President will also speak at an outdoor event to be held inside the barriers. Protests are also planned.

Officials expect 100,000 people in the downtown Tulsa area.

 

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