June 20, 2021

Hundreds of Trump supporters rally in N.J. park, cause traffic headache (PHOTOS) – NJ.com

Shouting “four more years” and waving flags, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump held vocal but peaceful rally in Parsippany-Troy Hills on Saturday.

An estimated 200 to 300 Trump supporters assembled in the town’s Veterans Memorial Park along Route 46 with American flags, Trump 2020 campaign flags and “thin blue line” flags.

A similarly-sized crowd of Trump supporters gathered just down the road, in front of Smith Field Park at the intersection of Baldwin Road on the eastbound side of the highway.

Local police closed one lane of Route 46 eastbound to accommodate the rally, creating a traffic jam on the busy road. A number of drivers honked in favor of the Trump supporters as they passed the groups, though police on the scene noted that some cars and trucks had been driving loops along Route 46 between the Veterans Memorial Park and Smith Field Park crowds.

The rally was peaceful, though there was some tension at Smith Field Park, where a group of about 10 to 20 counter-protesters gathered with signs across the intersection.

The pro-Trump rally began around 11 a.m. and was permitted to go on until 3 p.m.

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Steve Hockstein is a freelance photographer who contributes to NJ Advance Media.

Michael Sol Warren may be reached at mwarren@njadvancemedia.com.