Protesters gathered at Dayton City Hall on Tuesday to voice their opposition to President Trump’s planned visit to Dayton on Wednesday. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Dayton shooting: Some residents protest President Trump’s visit on Wednesday

Some members of the Dayton community protested President Donald Trump’s visit to the area after the mass shooting in the Oregon District.

Megan Fiely said she and another activist decided to put on the protest Tuesday after the mass shooting two days ago, and she said the president is not welcome in Dayton. The group protested in front of Dayton City Hall.

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“The city needs to heal right now. We are so stressed,” Fiely said. “We’re not a photo opportunity for Trump.”

The group of about 50 protesters wanted Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to tell the president not to visit the city.

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The group gathered chanted “do something,” hoping those inside city hall would take notice.

“Gun violence messed with the wrong town,” Fiely said. “Dayton, Ohio, will be the town to fix this.”

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