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Supporters & Protesters at Trump Rally

On Friday (3.04) night, Donald Trump bought the circus to the Lakefront Airport. The rally was described as one of the rowdiest of the campaign. Outside the hangar, protesters were out in force. Inside the event, the sound was off and constant ejections interrupted the stump speech. At one point, a man holding a "K.K.K. 4 Trump" was even thrown out. Timothy Parris was on the scene to capture it all.

The Good Husband

by Christopher Romaguera

Ahead of Saturday's (3.05) Louisiana primary, Bill Clinton held a rally in support of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign at the Ashé Powerhouse Theater (1731 Baronne Street.) Clinton, who spoke in Baton Rouge on Thursday, kept the rally focused on what Hillary Clinton brings to the table, straying away from mentioning fellow Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders, or any of the Republican candidates, by name. 

Trump Marred

Donald Trump is coming to town tomorrow and the crowds are expected to be yuge. However, not all of the locals heading to the rally are fans of the GOP frontrunner. A rally titled, “Trumpets Trump Drumpf” is planned to protest against the candidate.

Trump Swings in the Red Stick

The antiestablishment refrains were there also. “Politicians are all talk and no actions. These politicians — the blood suckers, I call them the blood suckers — we’ve got to get rid of them.”

The South Tries To Rise Against Landrieu

Not everyone is happy about the Mayor Landrieu’s plan to remove four monuments from the cityscape. Pair of petitions and a rally are pushing the cause of the Confederacy with Mitch clearly in the crosshairs.

Lee Circle Saga Swirls

By Chris Staudinger

Several civil rights groups, including the The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater New Orleans, held a press conference today in Lee Circle asking city leaders to support the removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s statue and name from the public space. Children stomped on the burnt remains of a Confederate flag as several leaders spoke about what the 72-foot monument means to the community.  

Two For The Blue

Recently, protests against the police have dominated the headlines, but the next week features a couple of events in support of the boys in blue. Citizens will stage a rally to back the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) this weekend. Next week, there will be a party to benefit the mounted units.

Today in NOLA: 1.06.14

Carvival Season kicks off on the Twelfth Night, also known as King’s Day...also known as the Feast of the Epiphany. In New Orleans, the Phunny Phorty Phellows get the party started with a streetcar ride. An Anti Crime Rally takes place in Jackson Square just before celebrations begin for the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Joan of Arc turns 602 this year and a local Krewe donned in medieval garb marches for her legacy. The Civic Theater hosts a Masquerade Ball with local musical guests, and NOLA Brewing unleashes MUSES, a seasonal Mardi Gras beer at the brewing grounds on Tchoup. New Orleans first Mardi Gras Krewe, Comus chose to name its parade, Twelfth Night Revelers, after this historic day that marks the onset of Carnival Season. The nine-float parade rolled on this day in 1870. Let the Mardi Gras festivities of 2015 begin!

Anti-Crime Rally Set for Twelfth Night

Public concern over crime in New Orleans has exploded over the past year. Citizens first created signs and stickers to voice their opinions. On the Twelfth Night (1.06), one group is planning to voice their fear at a rally in Jackson Square from 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Palin Swaps Sides and Teas Up for Cassidy

Local and National conservatives spent the better part of the last year campaigning against Representative Bill Cassidy. However, politics is the profession that popularized the term “flip-flop,” and changes are not uncommon. Few were surprised when Cassidy staged a Saturday (11.15) rally with tea partiers Sarah Palin, Phil Robertson, and Colonel Rob Maness.

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