Joey Nations organized a “Make Oregon Safe Again” rally to boost his support and run for congress on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.
Before Nation’s event aired out, opposition to the event was posted on a Facebook page to ”drown out the hate with love,” which had people show up with little red hearts that read, “#HaveAHeart,” while others carried large hearts, signs and masks, in response to Nation’s goal of ending illegal immigration and Oregon’s sanctuary state laws.
Expectedly, as Nations began speaking, the crowd of counter-protesters surrounded the tent, chanting and screaming at Nations and his supporters in hopes to disrupt the event.
In response to calling Oregon a “magnet to attract illegal aliens,” Nations held his ground yelling and preaching his words so that everyone could hear him as he was being heckled.
Insults were thrown, and the Oregon State Police were watching in the background to ensure everyone’s safety during the entire event.
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