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Trending WLOX: Donald Trump takes the Coast by storm

More than 13,000 people attended the rally. (Photo source: WLOX News) More than 13,000 people attended the rally. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Saturday night was a big night on the Coast as GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump made his first stop in South Mississippi

As with any appearance from a political candidate, there were protesters outside of the venue. However, it's what was on the inside that made fans happy -- more than 13,000 people packed the Mississippi Coast Coliseum to cheer for Trump.

Lines for the 7 p.m. event began forming early in the afternoon, and WLOX had the opportunity to speak with eager attendees as they waited to be seated. 

Trump even brought in two of his biggest, and well-known, supporters: North Carolina sisters Diamond and Silk.

Praises for the man known for controversial remarks weren't only sung in person. Using the hastag #TrumpMS, people across the country chimed in and tweeted their support. 

Whether those in attendance, both outside and inside, were in opposition or support Saturday night, there's no denying the spotlight Trump put on Mississippi's upcoming presidential primary on March 8. All GOP candidates have until Jan. 15 to qualify.

Nicole Harris is a Digital Content Producer for WLOX News, and hosts 'Trending WLOX' each Sunday during the 10 p.m. show. Follower her on Twitter at @NicTheEditor

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