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Protesters Turn Up The Heat At 'Love Trumps Hate' Rally At Fairfield's SHU

This protester just got off the golf course and headed to the Love Trumps Hate rally on Saturday afternoon at Sacred Heart University. That's a golf club holding up his sign. The protest was held before the start of a Donald Trump campaign rally. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
There was a "Trump Loves Hate" rally outside the Sacred Heart University campus on Saturday night. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Anti-trump protestors gather outside the Sacred Heart University campus Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Tara Cook Littman, a Fairfield GMO activist and a former candidate for Connecticut's General Assembly, is one of the organizers. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Protesters stage a "Love Trumps Hate" rally outside the SHU campus Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Protestors gather at "Love Trumps Hate" rally Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
State Rep. William Tong of Stamford and Darien speaks at the rally Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Trumbull's Fred Garrity, who is running for State Representative for this district, which includes parts of Trumbull and Fairfield. He is currently on Trumbull’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Justine Ferrara, who will be a junior at Fairfield University. "I don't want to be afraid to be a woman in this country," she said. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Edward, a science teacher in Norwalk. "Trump opposes science. He doesn't know climate warming." Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Tom Kelly of Fairfield, Chair of the Trumbull Democratic Town Committee. "I gave up tickets to the Go Gos for this. (It is) important not to elect Trump," he said. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and local Democratic leaders rallied outside the Sacred Heart University campus in Fairfield late Saturday afternoon before a campaign appearance by Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The event was dubbed the "Love Trumps Hate" rally. It drew dozens of participants despite the steamy temperatures. It was organized by Fairfield Democrats in a day after the Trump rally was announced.

State Rep. William Tong, who represents Stamford and Darien, was one of the Democratic leaders who spoke at the rally.

Addressing the crowd, Tong said, "A 5-year-old boy called Trump a bad man because he wants to keep people out. We understand Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit ... Donald Trump represents a threat to our national security and our way of life."

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