AUSTIN, Texas – A caravan of automobiles displaying Trump marketing campaign flags and indicators swarmed a Biden campaign bus between San Antonio and Austin on Friday afternoon, main the Democrats on board to name 911 and cancel the Austin shut of their “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” tour.

In keeping with the Biden marketing campaign, the automobiles surrounded the bus, attempting to gradual it down in the course of the freeway or run it off the highway. Biden workers notified 911 and native regulation enforcement, and, they reported, native regulation enforcement helped the bus to succeed in its Austin vacation spot.

Neither Former Vice President Joe Biden nor California Sen. Kamala Harris have been on the bus, CNN reports.

“Somewhat than have interaction in productive dialog in regards to the drastically totally different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our nation, Trump supporters in Texas as an alternative determined to place our workers, surrogates, supporters, and others in hurt’s method,” Tariq Thowfeek, Texas communications director of the Biden marketing campaign, mentioned in a press release Saturday.

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Nobody was injured. Nobody was arrested. It’s evident on a video of the incident that there was a glancing however apparent contact between a black Trump pickup and a white automotive apparently being pushed behind the bus by a Biden marketing campaign staffer, however no obvious severe or disabling harm.

On Saturday, Trump shared an edited video that seems to be of the incident, tweeting “I really like Texas!” in all caps.

The incident occurred within the midst on the largest day of the presidential marketing campaign but for Texas Democrats as Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris spent a full day campaigning within the state, which is now seen as a tossup in Tuesday’s election. Harris made appearances in Fort Value, McAllen and Houston.

The state celebration and the Biden marketing campaign didn’t search to attract a lot consideration to the freeway encounter between the Biden-Harris bus and one of many automotive caravans of Trump supporters which have come to be referred to as Trump Trains.

However different observers sought to attract consideration to what they thought-about a probably perilous state of affairs. They included Dr. Eric Cervini, a historian and writer from Los Angeles who got here to Texas to assist the Biden marketing campaign.

Cervini was on the scene and posted video and a collection of tweets, describing the occasion as an “ambush” by armed Trump supporters in pickup vehicles with Trump flags looking for to run the Biden bus off the highway

“They outnumbered police 50-1, they usually ended up hitting a staffer’s automotive,” Cervini tweeted.

Comply with Jonathan Tilove on Twitter: @JTiloveTX


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