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San Diego protesters rally against national emergency declaration

Posted at 2:12 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 20:49:42-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Hundreds of people showed up to protest the Trump Administration’s national emergency declaration Monday.

The protest took place at the San Diego County Administration Building, lasting for roughly an hour.

Nearly a dozen Trump supporters also made their way downtown. Deputies had to keep the two sides separated throughout the hour-long protest.

Video from the protest shows both sides confronting one another. Watch a Facebook live from the event below:

According to a news release, “Real State of Emergency” protest was about more than just the state of emergency declaration.

Topics included gun violence protection, renewable energy and maintaining universal and individual rights, the news release said.

President Trump made the declaration Friday during a White House news conference. During the speech, Trump said the move is aimed at stopping "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs.''

The demonstrations on President’s Day were a nationwide effort orchestrated by

In total, activists gathered in 47 states, according to City News Service. is also part of a political action committee (PAC) which, according to its website, works “to elect progressive candidates who will represent the American people.” Founders of the site worked to change public opinion about the Clinton impeachment, circulating a petition to censure Clinton and "Move On" without impeachment.

More recently, the site worked to "draft Senator Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race."