How to get into a Trump rally without an ID
LOS ANGELES — With a Donald Trump rally planned for Los Angeles on Sunday, some protesters might have to leave their shoes in the street.
But a small group of people who have organized the “Free Laker” rally is going to be there to give them another shot.
The group is hoping to raise $10,000 to pay for airfare, food, lodging and a security detail for the march to the California State Capitol in downtown Los Angeles.
Trump, who is scheduled to make his first campaign stop in the city Sunday, is scheduled for about 300 people, according to organizers.
The rally is being held at the Pasadena Convention Center and will begin at 8:30 p.m.
The rally, which is expected to draw as many as 1,000 people, will include a Q&A session and a pre-event prayer from Trump.
Organizers are asking that people attend the event as people with no IDs or permits to protest Trump attend rallies across the country, and they’re hoping people with valid IDs will show up.
They’re asking for people to bring a signed and dated government issued ID to show they have a valid permit to protest, said Marlene Schaeffer, who heads the group’s organizing committee.
Organizing for Change, a Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, is also offering a $10-per-person donation to help pay for transportation and other supplies for the group.
The group is also asking people to donate money for food.
Organizer Michael Baca said he’s not sure how long it will take for the event to happen, but said the group is expecting to have a crowd of about 1,500 by Sunday night.
If the rally is delayed or cancelled, people will be allowed to leave and return to the park, which has been the site of rallies for Trump in the past.
If organizers can raise enough money, they will consider turning it into a fund to pay the cost of airfare and food.
Schaeffer said she thinks organizers are hoping to attract as many people to the rally as possible, and she thinks the group could bring in hundreds of people.
The protest comes as Trump is making the first of several stops in Southern California, including one in downtown Sacramento.
The Republican nominee will speak at a rally at the Sacramento Convention Center Sunday afternoon.
It will be his first rally since the election, and his first appearance outside Los Angeles since his controversial visit to a black church in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9.
Trump has faced criticism for his response to the protests, which have resulted in at least one death and several injuries.
The crowd at his Sacramento rally was not exactly the same as Trump’s previous rallies, and the event was marred by some protesters getting arrested for public urination and trespassing.