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Coast group plans to protest Trump's visit

The doors to the Coast Coliseum open Saturday at 5pm for the Trump campaign rally. The candidate is scheduled to speak at 7pm. (Photo source: WLOX) The doors to the Coast Coliseum open Saturday at 5pm for the Trump campaign rally. The candidate is scheduled to speak at 7pm. (Photo source: WLOX)
Dejuana May started a Facebook group called Gulf Coast Against Trump to counter the GOP candidate's appearance in South Mississippi. She has organized a protest for Saturday. (Photo source: WLOX) Dejuana May started a Facebook group called Gulf Coast Against Trump to counter the GOP candidate's appearance in South Mississippi. She has organized a protest for Saturday. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will bring his campaign to the Coast Coliseum Saturday night for a campaign rally that is expected to drawn thousands of supporters. Trump has made some controversial comments about immigrants, Muslims, and others, and some people object to his message.

"I feel that he is not a viable candidate to be commander in chief. His xenophobia and blatant racism towards different races, and Islamophobia, in my book, rules him out to be President," said Dejuana May from the group Gulf Coast Against Trump.

May started a Facebook group called Gulf Coast Against Trump to counter the GOP candidate's appearance in South Mississippi. She has organized a protest for Saturday. May met with Coliseum Director Matt McDonnell and talked with Biloxi police and was told she could not hold her event on Coliseum property.

"We require that they are off the property, outside on the sidewalk. They can't cause any impediment for any patrons coming to the event, any type of delay for traffic coming in or exiting the property," said McDonnell.

May's group will set up across from the building on the south side of Highway 90. While she feels strongly about opposing Trump's campaign, she is planning what she hopes will be a respectful rally.

"We will set up with signs. We won't have a bull horn with people shouting. It's going to be a peaceful protest," said May. 

May is not concerned about a possible clash with Trump supporters.

"I don't think we'll have to worry about that. I think Mississippians have more sense than that," May said.

Doors open at the Coast Coliseum at 5pm for the Trump rally. The candidate is scheduled to speak at 7pm.

The Gulf Coast Against Trump protest will get underway at 4pm across Highway 90 from the Coliseum.

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