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UPDATE | Veep Pence arrives downtown for meeting

Pence is expected to attend a meeting of law enforcement officials.

YOUNGSTOWN — A crowd of about 100 outside the Federal courthouse in downtown Youngstown cheered the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence is expected to attend a meeting of law enforcement officials at Youngstown City Hall.

Doreen Drummond lives in Cuyahoga Falls and said President Donald Trump's Cleveland re-election campaign gathered supporters to come to Youngstown and show support.

“I was nervous because of violence, but I said, ‘To heck with it.’ I have to stop watching it on TV and go out and show some support,” Drummond said

About a dozen counter-protestors have assembled down the block with Black Lives Matter signs and Pride flags.

The Vice President's motorcade arrived at about 1.35 p.m. and Pence was driven into the City Hall garage. The motorcade was followed by local law police and EMS.

The only audible chant after he passed his cheering supporters en route to City Hall was “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

Jess Hardin

About the Author: Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin is a reporter for Mahoning Matters. She grew up in Pittsburgh and last worked at The Vindicator. Jess graduated from Georgetown University.
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