‘Defend the Police’ demonstrators clash with counter protesters at car rally

Cars decorated with “Trump” and “Defend the Police” regalia filled Main Street in Bozeman Friday night, bringing traffic to a near standstill as a group of counter protesters with signs like “Blue lives don’t exist” chanted “You look stupid” at the entourage of at least 100 cars.


People in cars shouted back, “Go back to Portland” and “USA.”


Gallatin County Republicans and Gallatin County Republican Women organized the “Defend the Police” driving rally that led participants through Belgrade and Bozeman. The rally was organized to build “community support for our local police officers in Gallatin County, Montana,” according to a post from organizers.