As Donald Trump rolls into Phoenix, Arizona for a campaign rally later in the week, several motorcycle gangs have pledged their support for the candidate. Furthermore, the bikers will provide “security” for Trump’s supporters in the face of what should be a sizable contingent of anti-Trump protesters.
“’We’re going to stand between them and any protesters that come onto the property and hopefully protect them from any bodily harm, should it get to that point,’ Cindy Perrin with Lions Guard Arizona said.
“The rally is expected to begin Saturday about 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the Arizona State Fairgrounds near 19th Avenue and McDowell Road.
“The protest will be held at nearby Encanto Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Perrin said the biker group, made up mostly of retired police officers, such as herself, and veterans, will be wearing American flag bandanas so they are easy to identify.
“’If they have any problems, they’ll be able to locate us and ask us for help,’ she said.
“Perrin said her group is not expecting things to take a violent turn outside of Trump’s rally, unlike several events the presumptive Republican presidential nominee hosted in California.”
Trump has had support from motorcycle groups before, but history has taught us that these clubs are not always the most efficient deterrents to violence and chaos.