SAN DIEGO -- Anti-Donald Trump protests started popping up in San Diego a full day before the Republican presidential candidate was set to arrive Friday.
“So, what we are doing right now is the overpass light brigade, basically just saying ‘Love Trumps H8,’” said 23-year-old Noah Rickertsen as he held one of the lighted letters on the Hotel Circle bridge over Interstate-8, alongside a handful of other protestors.
Rickertsen said he has never protested anything before.
“On some issues I’m democratic on some issues I’m also more conservative,” Rickertsen said.
He is not a Trump fan.
“This is such a serious threat to the tone of our nation,” Rickertsen said.
On Thursday afternoon at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, dozens of neighbors gathered after hearing members of a hate group planned to burn a Mexican flag at the park.
“We don’t know who they are exactly, we just know they are hate groups that are anti-raza, anti-Latino, anti-people of color,” sand Kiki Ochoa of Union del Barrio.
10News confirmed that the Navy sent out an email warning people visiting the park to be cautious.
“This park is a sacred place for Latinos,” Ochoa said.
However, the hate group didn’t show.
“Because they know that there was a response,” Ochoa told the crowd.
Ochoa is one of the organizers of the planned Trump protest Friday, which includes a march from Chicano Park to the Convention Center.