About 600 Trump supporters were caravanning on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, along the famed Rose Parade route on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.
The group started gathering at the empty Rose Bowl parking lot in the shadow of the San Gabriel mountains between noon and 1 p.m. Participants were dressed in red, white and blue. Some were draped in Trump/Pence flags and many wore Make America Great Again hats.
Cars, trucks, SUVs, and some older military vehicles were decorated with Make America Great Again signs. Some were covered with roses. The group included various ages, from young children to senior citizens. Those in the caravan were honking loudly, playing the National Anthem and “Proud to Be an American” by Lee Greenwood.
After 1:30 p.m., the group began moving toward Colorado Boulevard.
“We are aware of it and are monitoring it,” said Bill Grisafe, spokesman for the Pasadena Police Department. “So far, there has been nothing remarkable.”
The caravan, which stretches over seven blocks, encountered a handful of hecklers but also a large group of people who turned out to watch.