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Protesters block road to Mt. Rushmore ahead of Trump's fireworks display

Added 07-03-20 10:03:01pm EST - “Protesters blocked a road leading up to Mt. Rushmore Friday evening, ahead of President Trump's Fourth of July fireworks event.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Protesters block road to Mt. Rushmore ahead of Trump’s fireworks display”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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Protesters blocked a road leading up to Mt. Rushmore Friday evening, ahead of President Trump’s Fourth of July fireworks event.

According to local news outlets, about 150 demonstrators began gathering several hours ago and removed wheels from their vehicles to make it harder to remove them. Local authorities and National Guard were called on to clear the vehicles and start to disperse the protesters.

According to the Associated Press, the protest group was mostly Native Americans, who contest the monument itself, pointing out the mountains were taken from the Lakota people in violation of previous treaties.

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