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Missoula progressive groups plan protests for Trump's visit

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With news buzzing about possible plans of President Donald Trump's visit to Missoula, local political action groups are already planning on how they will seize the moment.

Members with Missoula Rises said plans for a response are still in the beginning stages.

President Trump has been to Montana twice this year, with events in Great Falls and Billings. On Oct. 11, news broke that Trump is planning a third visit to Missoula to rally for Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.

Members of the nonprofit progressive group Missoula Rises say they are committed to the protection of the rights of community members.

After hearing that Trump may visit Missoula, the organization is already communicating with other organizations and coalitions to provide a possible response.

Missoula Rises also participated in a protest against the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which included a sit-in at the Montana GOP office and citation of 7 people for trespassing.

"We want there to be action component to it. And it's not our intent to have anything that incites any type of angry mob or has any message that's grounded in hate rhetoric,” said founder and director Erin Erickson.

Erickson added they have reached many coalitions and organizations; so far they have spoken with Western Native Voice.

Until the Trump office releases more information on his upcoming visit, Erickson says no plans are set in stone.

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