A group of more than 40 people marched down the sidewalk on Montic Avenue Saturday morning in support of President Donald Trump.
Wearing red, white and blue, protestors proudly held up signs that say phrases like “I like ICE” and “Support our president.”
“I support Trump wanting to make the borders strong but fair,” said Dhebra Pennington, one of the people marching. “I love immigrants, but I don’t just want anyone coming in.”
This was the Williamsburg-James City County Republican Committee's flash mob to show their support for President Donald Trump and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 14.
“(The flash mob) is about our place in the world, and borders and protecting America,” said Chris Henderson, chairman of the W-JCCC Republican Committee and an organizer of the march. “And it's not about immigration, it's about preventing illegal immigration.”
“My grandparents were immigrants,” said Pete Gushue, one of the protestors. “They jumped through all the hoops. It took them nine years but they did it. That’s all anybody is asking for.”
Some of the protestors had personal reasons for coming out. Pennington said her motivation attend the flash mob was Brittany Binger, who was a friend of her daughter. “I knew her personally, she went trick or treating with my daughter,” Pennington said. “She was killed right here in James City County by someone who crossed the borders illegally, so it’s personal with me. She was just a child … its not just everywhere else its right here too.”
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