Tulsa’s mayor, Oklahoma, announced a civil emergency on Thursday and announced a curfew affecting a six-block radius around the BOK center, where President Trump will hold his first re-election after the start of the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday.
Referring to “civil unrest” that led to “a multitude of illegal assemblies and a multitude of cases of violence and material damage”, mayor G. Bynum made an announcement amid threats from “individuals and organized groups.”
“I received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that indicates that Persons from organized groups who are involved in destructive and violent behavior in other states plan to travel to Tulsa to cause unrest in and around the rally, “Bynum wrote in an executive order, in accordance with Fox news,
“REVERSE EFFECT FOR DOWN”
As part of our preparations for President Trump’s rally this Saturday, we are working to make the area safe for everyone.
As previously reported, the area shown on this map should be free of vehicles and pedestrians. pic.twitter.com/uT76N0IWRc
– Tulsa Police (@TulsaPolice) June 19, 2020
President Trump warned “protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or scum” that the will “will not be treated like you were in New York, Seattle or Minneapolis.”
Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or villains that gather in Oklahoma, please understand that you will not be treated like in New York, Seattle or Minneapolis. It will be a completely different scene!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
Meanwhile, representatives of the BOK Center asked Trump’s campaign to write a written plan detailing measures to include the “health and safety” and social distance steps – while health officials are worried about the possibility of holding a rally to accelerate the spread of coronavirus in the city – citing growth in cases.
According to the report, Trump’s campaign will give masks and hand sanitizer for each participant, and also conduct temperature checks at the door. Republican Party Chairman Ronna McDaniel, however, says she believes masks will be optional and that there is no social distance plan.
The rally – for which Trump supporters began to line up outside the venue from Monday – was postponed from Friday June 19 to Saturday in connection with a holiday dedicated to the memory of slaves freed in Texas after the final surrender of the Confederation of the Union Army.
“So are you ready to sit here for five to six days?” asked the local KFOR Trump supporter reporter camped before the event.
“We are going uphill until the end of the rally,” one woman replied.
– Joellen Rouvoli (@llcooljr) June 18, 2020
It is unclear whether curfews will be imposed for those in the camp.
According to Trump Campaignmore than 1,000,000 people registered online to participate in the “first come, first served” rally, with a capacity of just under 20,000. These proponents were supposed to sign a waiver relieving Trump’s campaign of liability for the possible effects of the coronavirus.,
“Considering the 2nd event in the city to attract more people to w / @ realDonaldTrump,” campaign manager Trump Brad Parskal tweeted as the number of registered people exceeded 200,000. “I will be great in the nation’s most open state!” –Fox news
Where’s Joe Biden?
Sleepy Joe rally. 😂 He can’t even fill 10 places!
– Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) June 19, 2020