Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the White House Thursday evening as President Trump prepared to give his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn.

Fencing was set up along the perimeter of the White House to keep protesters away, but shouts could be heard from the South Lawn.

Protesters shouted “No justice, no peace” and “Join us,” while holding anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter signs, beating drums and playing music.

The demonstration, complete with a band, what appeared to be a “party” school bus and a character dressed as the infamous Baby Trump holding a cell phone. Images showed attendees taking pictures of a guillotine with an effigy of Trump.

Shutdown DC, the group that organized the protest, proclaimed demonstrators would “crash Trump’s rally,” according to the FOX 5 in Washington, D.C.

Protestors rally along 16th Street, Northwest, renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington, with the White House in view. President Donald Trump is set to deliver his acceptance speech later Thursday night from the nearby White House South Lawn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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The party has three stages and five DJs for the “Drown Out Trump Live GoGo Show and Noise Demo” planned to coincide with Trump’s speech, FOX 5 reported.

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Protesters also reportedly planned a yoga session, vigil for Black lives killed by police and a “paint and protest.”

There were small outbreaks in tensions between anti-Trump protesters and those supporting the president, but the demonstrations have remained largely peaceful, The Washington Post reported.

Source: FoxNews

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