On Saturday, a group of construction workers and a group called the American Association of State Highway Engineers (AASHA) showed up at Jackson County Sheriff’s Office headquarters, which houses the sheriff’s office.
They demanded to speak with the sheriff, as did members of the Jackson County Fire Department.
“We don’t want the Trump Tower to be a monument to racism, to white supremacy, or to Islamophobia,” said one of the workers.
“We’re not against Muslims or people of color.
We’re not anti-Semitic.
We don’t believe in a one-state solution.
We believe in states’ rights.
We want to preserve the civil rights of our people.”
When asked if they were against the president or his policies, one of them said, “No, we’re against the KKK, Nazis, white supremacy.
We are anti-racism.
We do not support racism.”
The workers also said they would like to see the building demolished.
“There’s a lot of buildings that are really bad for our community, like this one, this one is bad for Jackson County, and it’s going to cost taxpayers a lot more,” said the worker, who did not give his name.
“The cost is going to be astronomical, especially if we don’t demolish this one.
We know there’s a huge outcry on the ground.
We just want to make sure that we do this right.”
In response, a spokeswoman for the Jackson, Miss., sheriff’s department said the department is aware of the rally.
“As you may know, we are not in the business of censoring the views of our citizens, but we must uphold the law and the constitutional rights of all Americans,” spokeswoman Kim Williams told the Jackson Clarion Ledger on Saturday.
While the protesters were not allowed inside the building, they were escorted outside and told to go back to their cars.
The workers then walked into the building and were told to take their hats off and put them back on.
As the workers walked inside, the sheriff said he was “uncomfortable” with their presence.
He also said he would like the building to be demolished.
Trump has repeatedly spoken out against Muslims and has expressed his disapproval of a Muslim immigration ban that has been blocked by the courts.
Last week, Trump held a rally in Mississippi that drew hundreds of supporters to the state.
After the rally, protesters at the event in Jackson County began blocking traffic in order to stop the march.
In Jackson County alone, there are more than 300,000 Muslims, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the city has more than 50 mosques.