As the November 3 presidential election draws near, tensions continue to rise amongst Democrats and Republicans.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris arrived at a campaign stop in Fort Worth, Texas at First Saint John Catherdral on Friday. She was met with more than 100 Biden-Harris.
A small group of Trump-Pence supporters were also present, causing discord, according to the Star Telegram.
“This is not who we are. We are really at our core together,” says pastor Kevin Haliburton, a volunteer who was a few miles away from the tense political encounter.
The Shorthorn reported that tensions also rose between the two sides when a Biden-Harris campaign bus visited the Miller Avenue Government Center in Fort Worth on Wednesday. During that visit, Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Charles encouraged supporters not to be intimidated, saying, “This is our time. We are gonna take care of our business, and when we take care of our business there will be a new occupant of the people’s White House.”
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Two miles away at an event outside of Mt. Rose Baptist Church, Vint Hargrave, a community organizer said it was important to focus on serving their community even in the midst of the division.
“Our big message is to love our neighbor and then all the noise that’s going on all around us. We just kind of tune that noise out and we get here and we all start serving in love,” Hargrave said.
Earlier today, the Biden-Harris campaign was forced to cancel events out of concern for Harris’ safety after Trump supporters surrounded their campaign bus on a highway as it travelled in Texas.
According to Newsweek, people on social media were sharing videos of vehicles following the campaign bus.
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