Hundreds of demonstrators attended the "Rescue America" rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon. The pro-Trump march was organized by the #WalkAway Foundation, a campaign that "encourages and supports those on the Left to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today."
The group supporting President Donald Trump were carrying "Make America Great Again" signs and American flags as they marched to Beverly Gardens Park. Many held "#WalkAway" signs encouraging California liberals to leave the Democratic Party.
@BeverlyHillsPD Protesters are holding Trump signs and American flags 📹: KTLA #BeverlyHills https://t.co/F4y6Df0FB9— KTLA (@KTLA)1596922724.0
"We're doing these rallies because we wanted to show the radical left who's been smashing windows, committing acts of violence, committing acts of vandalism they do not own America's streets," Brandon Starka, the founder of #WalkAway, said on Saturday. "We're going to fight for the heart and soul of America, so this is our third one. Next week we'll be in Milwaukee and we'll basically be doing 'Rescue America' rallies around the country for now through the end of the year."
Singer Joy Villa, who famously stunned many when she wore a pro-Trump dress that said "Make America Great Again" to the 2017 Grammy Awards, was one of the speakers at the "Rescue America" rally. Other notable attendees include actors Scott Baio and Lorenzo Lamas.
A YUUUGE CROWD CAME OUT!! In Los Angeles?!? You bet!! #TheSilentMajority is silent no more! #WalkAway … https://t.co/bgzIIJj89q— Joy Villa (@Joy Villa)1596932120.0
The Beverly Hills Police Department said the rally was a peaceful protest and no arrests were made. There were a few counter-protesters, including a Black Lives Matter supporter who made the mistake of approaching political commentator Shemeka Michelle.
Another #WalkAway supporter, who calls herself "RedPill Rage," said that she isn't black, but defined herself as an "American" instead.
(Content Warning: The following video contains strong language):
🇺🇸 #WalkAway Rally Beverly Hills: 💊 Red Pill @ShemekaMichelle vs. Basic BLM White Beta 🤡 https://t.co/jYefx98lS5— Incredibly Diverse Latina O'Crazio CornPop (@Incredibly Diverse Latina O'Crazio CornPop)1596949002.0
🇺🇸 #WalkAway Rally Beverly Hills ♥️ https://t.co/1sdbOVNTgc— Incredibly Diverse Latina O'Crazio CornPop (@Incredibly Diverse Latina O'Crazio CornPop)1596947822.0
"We're a movement of people who are walking away from the Democratic party," Straka said. "We're walking away from the ideology of liberalism, the liberal media…basically, we want to live in a country with peace and civility…truthfulness, kindness and again, we're not getting that from the political left so we're walking away from the Democrats."
The #WalkAway organization says its members are leaving the Democratic Party.
We are walking away from the lies, the false narratives, the fake news, the race-baiting, the victim narrative, the violence, the vandalism, the vitriol. We are walking away from a party driven by hate. We are walking toward patriotism and a new, unified America! We are the future of this great nation!