CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Thousands of people were on hand for the protest outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, including a couple from Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
Tricia and Kevin Tobergte were among the many in D.C., but they say their experience was peaceful.
Tricia says she and Kevin arrived at the nation’s capital early in the morning to get a good spot for President Donald Trump’s speech. Described as a patriotic scene, she says everyone was should to shoulder with American flags flying.
As President Trump wrapped up his speech, Tricia says he told the crowd to make their way to the Capitol building to show how many were there for support.
“In no way was he [President Trump] inciting a riot, in no way was,” explains Tricia. “Did I ever feel like he wanted us to storm anything? Them using the word ‘storm the capitol’ is not what happened, it is not accurate.”
What did unfold once people got to the Capitol building was something Tricia says she didn’t get sense would happen.
“It was never like, ‘we’re going to break into the Capitol,’” Tricia explains. “We saw people going up where the inauguration takes place, now we were pretty far back at this point, but from what we could see it looked like security moved barricades and let people walk up. I honestly thought they were letting people in, which surprised me.”
She says she and her husband didn’t see any disorder but were disappointed to hear about it.
As Tricia and Kevin were making their back to their vehicle, she says they found out about a woman who had been shot.
It was at that time, Tricia says, they decided it was best to head for home.
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