Almost 200 gathered to “Back the Blue” on Second street in La Salle Saturday. There was no concern and no sound from 30 Black Lives Matter protestors one block to the north. Attendees at Back the Blue rally came dressed in patriotic colors, waved flags and proudly stated support for the police.
State Representative Darren Bailey prodded the crowd to get involved in these troubling times....maybe even bringing political talk into the house
The event was sponsored by the Illinois Grassroots Team Trump 2000. About 30 persons representating “Black Lives Matter of the Illinois Valley” used a megaphone to speak a block away. Around 12:30, they started a two mile walk to the Peru Police station.