Editor’s Note: The following reports were compiled from multiple eye-witness accounts submitted by community members. For the safety of the eyewitnesses, all reports are anonymous.
“I am getting reports all around Downtown [Olympia] of a caravan of dozens of trucks decked out with Trump and Culp signs and flags driving up and down the streets as of 3:30 pm today. Earlier they were also driving up I-5 and harassing other drivers according to three separate reports. One report mentioned a car being boxed in and pelted with eggs. This event was called “MAGA drag the interstate” There is a noise demonstration also planned for today. They are organized but running behind schedule apparently according to this post.”
“At approximately 1 pm they were harassing people North of Lacey with highly aggressive driving. They did attempt to go to the Capitol but since it was blocked off they switched to driving around downtown instead. Counter-protesters have set up a blockade on Capital Way and 11th Ave. A street medic has reported that Proud Boys were seen at the blockade.”
“Earlier today the Thurston County Democrats sent out their newsletter, titled “Trump coming to Olympia” regarding the President taking credit for the shooting of Michael Reinoehl. “I sent in the US Marshalls, they took care of business” Now the Trump supporters are out driving around our community to promote more terror in the streets. The President gave the order for white supremacists to stand by. Here they are letting him know they are ready.””
According to counter-protest organizers, a blockade has been set up Downtown to “keep them off Capitol.”