Hundreds of cars and trucks took part in the quickly organized Trump parade in Juneau on Sunday. And the weather could not have been worse.
It was blowing wet snow and rain when the group started gathering at the bronze whale statue near the Department of Labor downtown.
After a few photos, they got going in their vehicles, warming back up and winding through downtown, along Calhoun Avenue by the Governor’s House, and finally out to Egan Drive to drive to Auke Bay.
The length of the procession, according to citizen journalists reporting for Must Read Alaska, went from the Pioneers Home to the hospital along Egan Drive. The observers said there were over 200 people participating.
The event was organized by a young man from Juneau who is not typically involved in party politics.
“These are all young people. People who have never been involved in politics. Young men and women. I’ve never seen anything like it in the 40-plus years I’ve lived in Juneau,” said our reporter.
“I talked to one of the young men earlier today. It’s not about Republican or Democrat to him. It’s about our country and support of our president who has made us a great country again.”
Across the state, communities had parades this weekend, many of them organized by people who, like in Juneau, are unknown to the political establishment.
“These young people are excited,” our correspondent reported. “People are waving at us from their houses, from their doorways.”