Protests and Rallies Planned Downtown Monday for Trump’s Visit to Baltimore

Supporters of Donald Trump and opponents plan to rally in downtown Baltimore on Monday, setting the stage for possible clashes as the Republican presidential nominee addresses the annual conference of the National Guard Association of the United States at the Convention Center.

Trump is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. Monday, his first campaign appearance in Baltimore as the nominee. He is to speak to National Guard officers from around the country as national security has emerged as a central issue of the presidential race.

“This is a historic visit,” said Gary Collins, volunteer coordinator with Maryland For Trump. “We’re expecting to see a large turnout.”

Maryland For Trump is planning a rally for 11 a.m. outside the Transamerica Building at 100 Pratt St. Organizers urged participants to arrive early and said they would distribute Trump signs.