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FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – Shawn Laurie – aka The Veteran Man – together with different Trump supporters gathered on the Florence Middle Sunday morning and headed to the Capitol in Columbia.
Laurie mentioned the occasion is known as the Drive4America and the aim of this rally is to lift consciousness that he and others are being censored from standard social media pages as a result of they help President Trump.
“We don’t suppose it’s truthful, as a result of in case you’re going to let one group of individuals have their opinion then everyone ought to have their opinion and never only one group,” Laurie mentioned. “So, our level is we need to present those that we’re right here, we’re drained…we’re bored with being silenced and it’s all about love, peace, and unity and it’s not about hate.”
Steven Lowery is among the Drive4America audio system and he traveled from Milledgeville, GA. He says the DC Capitol riot has no comparability to what the group is doing at this time.
“That is non-violent. There might be no violence. We is not going to tolerate it. This isn’t what that is about,” Lowery mentioned. “It’s time to begin condemning the violence and transfer on and convey this nation again collectively, and for everyone to cease being crimson or blue and it’s time to be crimson, white, and blue once more.”
Shawn Laurie agrees it’s time for a change. “My message is obvious. We wish freedom of speech. We’re bored with being judged, that’s one other factor. I’m bored with folks judging me as a homophobic or a racist simply due to who I help or the place I stand. I’m an American patriot. I like my nation and that’s it.”