LEFT: Trump flags wave in the wind Saturday at the Lowe's parking lot on Conley Road in Columbia. RIGHT: A Black Lives Matter poster is pinned to the back of a protester Saturday at the Lowe's parking lot. "If your own people are telling you that there is an issue ... about people being killed unjustly and at unbelievable numbers, and you have the convenience to ignore those people's cries, that is crazy to me," another protester, Mikey Powell, said.
A police officer tells Black Lives Matter protesters to move from in front of Trump supporters' cars on Saturday at the Lowe's parking lot on Conley Road in Columbia. "You have to let them leave," one of the officers said.
Two supporters of President Donald J. Trump participate in the CoMo Trump Train Parade on Saturday at the Lowe’s parking lot on Conley Road in Columbia. The “Trump Train” started 10 minutes late because it was blocked in by Black Lives Matters protesters.
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters stand together to yell at Trump supporters as the Trump supporters leave to drive through Columbia on Saturday at the Lowe's parking lot in Columbia. The protesters stood in front of the Trump supporters' cars until police asked them to move.
A Black Lives Matter protester stands in front of a Trump supporter's car to stop the Trump supporter from joining a parade of cars on Saturday at the Lowe's parking lot on Conley Road. The driver was participating in the CoMo Trump Train, an event where Trump supporters decorated their vehicles with American and pro-Trump flags and drove through Columbia.
Black Lives Matter protesters hold up their fists at Trump supporters Saturday at the Lowe’s parking lot on Conley Road. “How come our lives don’t matter as much as other Americans?” protester Mikey Powell, not pictured, said. “Why can’t you acknowledge that?”
Benjamin Gates stands in front of his motorcycle while he waits to join the CoMo Trump Train on Saturday at the Lowe's parking lot. Gates decided to show up in costume to show his support for his country and the president as well as to celebrate Halloween.
LEFT: Roger Freeze, left, stands with another Trump supporter in front of a car on Saturday at the Lowes' parking lot on Conley in Columbia. "I'm surrounded by all the people that think similar to me," Freeze said. RIGHT: Mikey Powell, right, converses with a Trump supporter on Saturday at the Lowes' parking lot on Conley in Columbia. "I don't understand their mindset and they don't understand ours," the Powell said. "It's a disconnect."
Trump supporters adorned their cars and trucks with MAGA flags and stickers, congregating in a Lowe's parking lot and then taking to the roads on Saturday in Columbia as a part of the CoMo Trump Train Parade. In the parking lot, the group was met with protesters carrying Black Lives Matter signs and blocking their cars. Chants of “four more years” clashed with “Black lives matter” and were accented by a smattering of horns.
Black Lives Matter protesters initially attempted to stop the parade from exiting the parking lot, before police arrived and instructed them to allow the president's supporters to leave.