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Supporters of President Trump hold "Stop the Steal" rally in Missoula, Kalispell

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 19:40:55-05

MISSOULA — A peaceful "Stop the Steal" rally was held on Wednesday in Missoula.

More than 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in front of the Missoula County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon.

People waved American flags, Back the Blue, and Trump 2020 flags and signs. Missoula's rally remained peaceful, but some driving by did shout out in opposition. Others driving past the event honked in approval.

"We are in close communication with Sheriff TJ McDermit and County CAO Chris Lounsbury. So far, protesters remain peaceful and local law enforcement is present and monitoring the situation," Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier said in a statement to MTN News. "I do urge everyone to remain peaceful."

Meanwhile, around 60 to 70 supporters of President Trump gathered at Kalispell's Depot Park.

People waived Trump 2020 flags and held signs of support for the president. Some cars driving by honked in support of the protesters while others driving by voiced opposition.

The protest stayed peaceful and lasted a few hours.

Similar rallies were also held on Wednesday in Billings and Helena.