Five people were arrested Wednesday at the Donald Trump event at the Fox Theatre.
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Five people were arrested Wednesday at the Donald Trump event at the Fox Theatre.

Atlanta police arrested five people today at the Donald Trump event at the Fox Theatre. They say one was inside and four were outside, where protestors gathered holding signs saying “Trump Hates Grits” and “Build Bridges, Not Walls.”  The presumptive Republican presidential nominee renewed his call for tighter restrictions on immigration and Muslims. He called for more security measures following Sunday’s shooting in Orlando.

During his speech Trump said, “We have to stop people from pouring into our country. We have to stop it, until we find out what the hell is going on.”

Donald Trump on immigration.

It’s that kind of call to action that wins Marilyn Little’s support: “We’ve got to stop them. We’ve got to bomb them in the other foreign county, and we don’t need to bring the Muslims … the people here until we know whether they’re legal … they’re good people or bad people.”

Trump supporter Marilyn Little.

Dr. Andre Oboler, who’s visiting Atlanta from Australia this week, said a Trump presidency worries him.  

“Our biggest concern, I’ve got to say, is the U.S. still has a pretty large nuclear arsenal, and the presidents got his finger on the button. That is a really scary thought. Just seeing what’s been going on, you know it’s starting to make Putin look more reasonable.”

Dr. Andre Oboler on his fears of Donald Trump commanding a nuclear arsenal.

Before the event, state Democratic party leaders held a press conference across the street to discuss why they believe Trump isn’t fit to be the next Commander-in-Chief.  State Representative LaDawn Jones represents Fulton and Douglas counties.

“We wanted to make sure that there was someone here to make it clear that  there are more Georgians who stand for the right thing which is not Donald Trump and his rhetoric that is misogynistic and racist in every way possible,” Jones said.

State Representative LaDawn Jones

Party leaders say they’ll use their money and resources to make sure Trump doesn’t win the state. 

Protesters gathered across the street from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta where Donld Trump was speaking on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
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Protesters gathered across the street from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta where Donld Trump was speaking on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.