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Hundreds hold local demonstrations in San Diego and East County

Posted at 1:28 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 09:29:39-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Local demonstrators held two protests on Wednesday, the day Congress was set to ratify the election results.

There were around 200 people that lined Harbor Drive outside the County Administration building in downtown San Diego, waving U.S. flags and Trump flags.

“We are here to show our support for our President, and not only him but the platform and our Constitution,” Maricarmen Garcia, who took part in the demonstration, said.

There was also a protest that took place in Santee at Mission Gorge Road and Cuyamaca Street. Close to a hundred people attended that protest. While some vehicles driving past the East County protest honked and showed support as well, there were also some exchanges between demonstrators and other drivers.

The two local demonstrations were held just hours after a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol unfolded — those events fresh on everyone's minds.

"If there are people there that say they stand on the Republican side and for Trump that are actually breaching the building and doing these things, I say shame on them. They don't stand what I stand for or the Republicans I know," said protester Lacy Ford.