A fiery pro-Trump crowd gathered in a northern Chicago suburb Friday after an anti-Trump display critical of the president’s handling of the coronavirus was placed at a busy intersection in the downtown area.
“We were only anticipating 15 people coming,” organizer Peter C., a Northbrook, Ill., high school student, told Fox News. “We got a lot more than 15.”
The crowd opposed what’s been dubbed the “Coronavirus Death Scoreboard,” which was unveiled at a public park in Northbrook. The sign, organized by liberal activist Lee Goodman of Peaceful Communities, features a running total of the U.S. death toll from the pandemic, and reads “We’re #1.
“We were only anticipating 15 people coming. We got a lot more than 15.”
It also includes President Trump‘s name at the bottom. The display has been repeatedly vandalized and has sparked polarizing reactions among residents.
While informal gatherings have protested the sign throughout the week before Peter C.’s protest on Friday.
At least 50 pro-Trump protesters proudly waved flags and signs supporting the president in a town that’s widely perceived as being quite liberal.