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Organizer: Outside groups expected for Trump rally protest

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 14:44:22-04

Organizers of a protest against President Donald Trump as he visits Phoenix on Tuesday say they're expecting several outside groups to join.

Carlos Garcia of Puente Arizona says protesters will meet Tuesday around 4 p.m. and march from a downtown park to the Phoenix Convention Center, where Trump is scheduled to hold a rally at 7 p.m.

Garcia says he is encouraging all protesters to be peaceful and said he expects a large police presence, including the Secret Service.
 
Immigrant rights activists have protested Trump's several Arizona visits, at one point blocking a major road that led to a rally he held in Fountain Hills, a Phoenix suburb.
 
The groups oppose Trump pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of misdemeanor contempt-of-court this year. Trump told Fox News he was seriously considering a pardon.