This weekend, Beverly Hills yet again played host to multiple protests and rallies. The largely peaceful events took place on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 and illustrated the growing passions and tensions felt nationally.
On Oct. 3, the weekly pro-Trump “Freedom Rally” drew hundreds of supporters to Beverly Gardens Park in front of the Beverly Hills sign. The event, now in its third month with plans to continue until the Nov. 3 election, has become a hot social event for conservatives in Beverly Hills and beyond. The rally, organized by Beverly Hills local Shiva Bagheri, attracts local Republican candidates, supporters of President Donald Trump, vendors hawking Trump merchandise, and conservative activists.