Dartmouth Trump Rally Draws Crowd
Supporters of President Donald Trump made their presence known on Sunday with a rally at State Road and Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth.
Around 200 to 250 people showed up between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., said Dartmouth Police Department public information officer Det. Kyle Costa. Rally organizer Jessica Machado told WBSM News that a number of counts were taken throughout and the number was closer to 400 total participants, including 227 bikers that rode by in a nearly six-minute display.
There were two minor incidents involving anti-Trump motorists, one of which resulted in a car being towed for a revoked registration due to lack of insurance. There were no arrests, Costa said.
The rally came 44 days before the Nov. 3 presidential election where Trump, a Republican, will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden. It also came two days after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a fierce partisan fight is expected over who will succeed her.
On Facebook, Dartmouth Police Chief Brian P. Levesque thanked attendees for keeping things civil.
"On behalf of the members of the Dartmouth Police Department, I would like to thank both the organizers and participants of today's peaceful political rally on State Road," Levesque said. "Their courtesy and mindfulness for public safety was greatly appreciated."