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Students Protest Against Trump's Visit To Nashville

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:32:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A group of students gathered at Hume Fogg High School Friday to show discontent for Donald Trump's visit Saturday.

The group walked up to the Riverfront Park holding signs protesting the presidential candidate.

The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition also made signs in anticipation of Donald Trump's visit.

Their message was simple and, according to them, were not intended to target a specific party or candidate. They were meant to show just how important immigrants are to our community.

“As immigration takes center stage at the presidential election, we want to remind everybody how many contributions and gifts the immigrants bring to our communities,” said Stephanie Teatro.

But there were those who want to make sure Mr. Trump gets a different message. Earlier in the week an immigration attorney put up an anti-Trump sign along Murfreesboro Pike.

What fueled his anger? Trump's comments suggesting immigrants were criminals, and the news conference in Iowa in which Trump refused to answer questions from a Univision news anchor.

Michael Sullivan, head of the Tennessee Republican Party says Trump's outspoken personality is exactly what has made him so popular.

And like all the other Republican candidates before him who've made a stop in Nashville, he expected his supporters to show up in great numbers.

“You saw great crowds for Senator Cruz, great crowds for Governor Walker. I'm sure Saturday we're gonna see great crowds for Donald Trump

Trump will be the guest speaker at an event at Rockettown on 4th Avenue Saturday. At last check, there were still tickets available for $60.