Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in town Monday, Sept. 12, to hold a rally. Large crowds, along with potential protests, are expected throughout the day. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and Trump’s website shows tickets to the rally are no longer available.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Charlotte last week, but there is no information about her making a stop in Asheville yet. However, her running mate, Tim Kaine, made an appearance in Asheville last month.
Mountain Xpress will have updates and pictures as the event unfolds.
UPDATE: New pictures taken at 1:30 p.m. The line of people waiting for the Trump rally goes almost to the corner of Flint and Cherry streets. There is a noticeable increase in law enforcement officers, Secret Service agents and emergency response vehicles. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the 6 p.m. rally.
UPDATE: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke for about an hour to a near-capacity crowd inside the U.S. Cellular Center.
Xpress will have more coverage of people attending and working the rally, and also a photo gallery of the event.
About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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