OCEAN COUNTY – Hundreds gathered outside Beachcomber Bar & Grill on the Seaside Heights boardwalk today for New Jersey’s Make America Great Again, or MAGA March. The rally was part of a nationwide MAGA movement in support of the president, vice president, military and first responders.
A permit for the march was reluctantly approved by Seaside Heights officials and the exact location was shared only days before, as organizers feared it would give too much time for protesters to stage a resistance. American flags and signs bearing Donald Trump’s name were held high by those who came out to march.
Speakers at the rally, including several Republican candidates for New Jersey governor, were called to Beachcomber’s rooftop to speak to a growing crowd of Trump supporters below. During one of those speeches, a small group of protesters made their way through the crowd holding signs that read “Build Skools Not Walls” and “The March Is For Morons.” They were quickly escorted out by police, while marchers chanted “USA” to their backs.
Throughout the rally, speakers encouraged Trump supporters to fight against fake news, gun control, sanctuary cities and low income housing. DJ Matteo emceed the event, playing mostly country music and patriotic tunes for a cheerful audience. Despite the march not being labeled as a pro-Trump rally, he shouted that the crowd was there for one thing and one thing only—support for President Trump.