Trump rally to be held in Murphysboro

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

President Trump will be holding his rally on Oct. 27 at Hangar 6 of Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro according to his campaign website. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., the event starts at 4:30 p.m.

Previously the Daily Egyptian obtained a memo in which Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams said to city council members Trump could be holding a rally in Carbondale on Oct. 27.

“The President has scheduled similar visits to Granite City, Springfield, Evansville, and Cape Girardeau (Cape was canceled but is being rescheduled for 11/3),” Williams said in the memo. “PD staff has spoken to police in those other communities and they commented that the visit was to campaign for their respective federal elected officials.”

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After the news of a potential rally, Carbondale community members from organizations called WTF Carbondale and the Carbondale Solidarity Network posted an event on Facebook called “City Assembly to Shut Down Trump.”

“For reasons that aren’t yet clear, the city council meeting has been canceled,” the event description said. “We are calling for a city-wide assembly to take place at the same time and place. If the council is not meeting, we will issue a condemnation of Trump’s proposed visit on our own.”

The event description said they will be holding their event on Tuesday, at City Hall, at 7 p.m.

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