Supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday held rallies in a number of cities nationwide that included Philadelphia and Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
Officials say a few hundred people turned out for the event in New Jersey. Some anti-Trump protesters also attended, but police say no problems have been reported.
Seaside Heights Borough Mayor Anthony Vaz initially denied the request for a permit to stage the rally on the town’s boardwalk, citing concerns about potential clashes with opposing groups. He asked the Trump supporters to move the rally elsewhere.
But it was eventually approved to avoid any potential legal issues.
Many Trump backers carried homemade signs stating their support for him and his policies, while others carried American flags. Many also chanted “Trump” and “lock her up,” the latter a reference to Hillary Clinton.