Tulsa Trump rally Updates: Protesters arrive downtown, President Trump leaves Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Multiple protests and counter events are planned around Tulsa on Saturday as President Donald Trump’s campaign stops at the BOK Center.

Crowds are expected to gather for at least four planned events:

  • 11 a.m. Black Music Month Juneteenth Celebration on Greenwood
  • 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Trump Campaign Trail Counter-Protest – BOK
  • 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dump the Trump Rally - BOK
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Rally Against Hate (a peaceful rally) – Veterans Park

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President Trump boards Air Force One, leaves Tulsa

9:27 p.m. June 20: President Trump arrives at the airport, boards Air Force One, and is leaving Tulsa after wrapping up his campaign rally at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa.

Pepper balls reportedly deployed by law enforcement at protesters downtown

9:22 p.m. June 20: Pepper balls reportedly deployed according to FOX23 reporters live at the scene downtown Tulsa, where President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter groups have gathered.

Opposing protester groups meet downtown Tulsa, police say

9:10 p.m. June 20: President Trump leaves downtown Tulsa, police are now monitoring protest groups from opposing sides, they say.

President Trump’s motorcade departs BOK Center, en route to Tulsa International Airport

9:07 p.m. June 20: President Trump leaves the BOK Center with motorcade, en route to the Tulsa International Airport where he will board Air Force One.

President Trump waves farewell to supporters as he wraps up speech

8:56 p.m. June 20: President Trump wraps up campaign speech at BOK Center.

Peaceful protesters march along downtown Tulsa

8:35 p.m. June 20: Just blocks away from the BOK Center where President Trump is holding his campaign rally, police advise drivers to avoid the area as peaceful protesters march.

Air Force Two seen leaving Tulsa International Airport

7:47 p.m. June 20: Air Force Two was seen departing the Tulsa International Airport while President Trump continues to speak at his campaign rally at the BOK Center.

Hundreds more protester arrive to march in downtown Tulsa

7:27 p.m. June 20: More protesters arrive in downtown Tulsa to march while President Trump speaks at his campaign rally inside the BOK Center. Protesters reported started near 6th and Denver and are stopped around 7th and Houston.

Protester march in Greenwood District neighborhood

7:13 p.m. June 20: Black Lives Matter protesters march in downtown Tulsa’s historic Greenwood district while President Trump speaks at his campaign rally inside the BOK Center.

President Trump takes the stage at the BOK Center

7:11 p.m. June 20: President Trump takes the podium to speak at his campaign rally for the next presidential election at the BOK Center.

President Trump’s motorcade arrives at BOK Center in downtown Tulsa

6:37 p.m. June 20: Vice President Pence steps up to the podium as first speaker at President Trump’s campaign rally at the BOK Center.

How to Watch: President Trump’s rally in Tulsa

6:28 p.m. June 20: President Trump and his motorcade arrives at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa for campaign rally.

President Trump’s motorcade arrives at BOK Center in downtown Tulsa

6:28 p.m. June 20: President Trump and his motorcade arrives at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa for campaign rally.

President Trump campaign officials blame small crowd on protesters

6:22 p.m. June 20: President Trump’s campaign officials say supporters were not allowed inside BOK Center because protesters interfered with their entrance.

President Trump steps off Air Force One

6:05 p.m. June 20: President Trump steps off Air Force One and into his vehicle, en route to downtown Tulsa.

President Trump lands in Air Force One at Tulsa International Airport

5:50 p.m. June 20: President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One lands at the Tulsa International Airport.

Second person arrested in downtown Tulsa near BOK Center

4:30 p.m. June 20: Tulsa police arrested Phillip Rufkahr, 61, near south Cheyenne Avenue and west 4th street in downtown Tulsa on Saturday. Tulsa police said they told Rufkahr to leave the area and that he refused to do so, resulting in his arrest. Rufkahr was booked into jail for obstruction of a police officer.

Protesters arrive in downtown Tulsa near BOK Center

4:29 p.m. June 20: Protesters arrive to east 4th street and south Boulder Avenue in downtown Tulsa ahead of President Trump’s rally.

Vice President Mike Pence lands in Tulsa on Air Force Two, Tulsa police say

3:17 p.m. June 20: Air Force Two with Vice President Mike Pence onboard touches down at the Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa police said.

Street blocked after individuals arrive to protest, Tulsa police say

2:32 p.m. June 20: Numerous individuals arrive to the area of east 4th street and south Boulder Avenue to protest making the area impassible, Tulsa police said.

Trump campaign requests removal of peaceful protester, Tulsa police say

2:01 p.m. June 20: A woman was removed, then arrested Saturday by the request of Trump campaign staff near the BOK Center, Tulsa police said.

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Trump “Baby Balloon” appears in Tulsa ahead of rally

1:31 p.m. June 20: The Trump “baby balloon” could be seen floating above The Venue Shrine near 18th and Boston.

Tulsa Police Department prepares for ‘eventful day’ amid rally and protests

12:31 p.m. June 20: The Tulsa Police Department shared photos of several officers to Facebook and asked the community to look out for “anything that seems suspicious.

Community leaders make one more push to stop Trump rally in Tulsa

12:18 p.m. June 20: Community leaders including mayoral candidate Greg Robinson and Dr. Tiffany Crutcher made one last push for G.T. Bynum, Gov. Kevin Stitt, and President Donald Trump to call off the rally scheduled for the BOK Center.

The news conference cited the ongoing unrest in the country over racial inequality combined concerns over COVID-19 as reasons for calling it off.