Political tensions in Fort Worth have increased after protests and clashes outside a popular polling site and a visit by Kamala Harris.
Fort Worth, Texas-During the tense moments of East Fort Worth, two political events took place. A group of volunteers called for peace and understanding during a food distribution event a few miles away.
Kevin Haliburton said of the split and rising tensions: “That’s not us.” “We are really at the core of us together.”
On Friday, the Pastor of Holland Hills Baptist Chuch worked with volunteers to distribute enough food, personal protective equipment and flu shots to help about 1
One of the organizers, Vint Hargrave, said: “Our important message is to love our neighbors and then love all the noise around us.” “We just eliminated the noise, and then came here, we all started Serving love.”
The distribution event took supporters and protesters to a church in East Fort Worth during a visit by Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
At exactly the same time, on the last day of the early voting, President Trump’s supporters clashed with counter-protesters, and the protesters were located two miles outside the polling station on Richardson Street.
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Tina James said this is the second time in a week that Trump supporters have gathered in a predominantly black community.
James said: “Most people are not residents of the sixth station, or even southeast of Fort Worth.”
Trump’s supporters said they were just exercising their right to peaceful assembly, but James called it a voter intimidation.
James said: “You make the elderly look back because they are afraid to vote on Wednesday.” “They are afraid to vote because they are afraid they will be arrested, pushed or hurt.”
In the food distribution event, volunteers did not ask people who were voting or where they came from. They just ask people what they need and how they will help.
Halliburton said that he understands why people are divided but when the election cycle goes on, helping each other is what reminds us how to live together.
Halliburton said: “This is the beautiful background of all the chaos. It can be said that we are better together as a community.”