One of the first to travel to Lexington, Va. Tuesday to protest the ejection of Presidential Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was a local man .

According to an article in USA Today, “A quiet Tuesday afternoon here transformed into a raucous demonstration when people gathered outside the Red Hen to protest the restaurant’s treatment of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.”

Some carried enormous President Donald Trump flags and donned red “Make America Great Again” hats. Others carried signs asking for tolerance and civility. And as the action escalated, many just turned up to watch.

“I’m appalled at the way they treated the press secretary, and I think if people don’t make a stand, that kind of stuff will continue around the state and around the country,” said Ian McDonald, 34, of Accomack County. “So we’ve got to send a message that it’s not acceptable.”

MacDonald was one of the first to set up shop outside the Red Hen on Tuesday. Protests had been planned for that afternoon in advance of the restaurant’s usual opening at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.”

As a crowd gathered the owner of the Red Hen decided not to open the restaurant on Tuesday.  It may be next week before the Red Hen reopens.

Source: USA Today