RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) --Approximately several hundred people converged on North Carolina's government complex for a rally to show their support for President Donald Trump.
Saturday's "March 4 Trump" demonstrations across the country were also intended to show unity in the face of what organizers call "a seditious fringe" aiming to sabotage his vision for the country.
Trump supporters have held rallies in recent weeks to counter demonstrations against him, including women's marches the day after his inauguration and protests over his since-blocked executive order halting acceptance of refugees and temporarily barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S.
North Carolina supporters gathered at Halifax Mall on Saturday morning. Attendees were encouraged to wear red and bring homemade posters for President Trump.
Numerous speakers are expected to attend the rally, including North Carolina GOP Vice Chair Michele Nix and NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse.
"Nothing like hanging out with your fellow basket of deplorables on a wonderful March day!" Nix said to the crowd.
The group prayed for the president, while rally protesters stood to the side, voicing their objections to the current administration.
Protesters unfurled a roll of red paper meant to represent the wall President Trump has promised to build between the U.S. and Mexico.
"We were sweared at and threatened," said protester Elena Ceberio.
Police intervened, but both groups remained peaceful.
"If we can bring the two sides together, sit down at the round table and talk, I think then we can accomplish good things for America," said Trump supporter Chuck Tipton.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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