***Update*** Help Save Maryland has an extensive report, see here.
Yesterday, I told you about the rally planned for this morning in sanctuary county MoCo.
Here is an early report from Bethesda Magazine (hat tip: Cathy):
Crowds Gather in Rockville for Protest, Counterprotest Over Immigration Enforcement
Larry O’Connor, a conservative radio host on WMAL, was drowned by chants of “USA” as he addressed a crowd of supporters in front of the Montgomery County Council Building on Friday morning.
O’Connor was appealing to a crowd of protesters who arrived at the building to protest an executive order by County Executive Marc Elrich that directed local agencies not to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Across the street, another crowd was gathered to support the order and express their solidarity with the immigrant community.
The dueling protests were the latest conflict over the executive order, issued in July, that attracted nationwide attention after the Trump administration directly criticized the policy.
The conservative protest Friday also attracted national attention. Former Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka stood beside O’Connor in opposition to the executive order. USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli tweeted his support for the protest.
Across the street, County Council members and advocacy groups such as CASA of Maryland voice support for the policy.
The executive order did nothing to change the county’s existing policies, which have long instructed the Montgomery County Police Department and Department of Corrections not cooperate with federal immigration detainers.
When I get more news from the frontlines, I’ll post it here.
Wouldn’t you love to see more rallies like this one in sanctuary jurisdictions across America! Maybe Malkin and Judicial Watch would lead the effort!