MT. JULIET, Tennessee–The small group of Wilson County Democrats who showed up to protest at State Senator Mae Beavers announcement of her campaign for Governor of Tennessee at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet on Saturday afternoon lacked creativity in the signs they displayed at the event.
The protesters, who numbered between a dozen and two dozen, were largely lost in the crowd of about 300 enthusiastic Beavers supporters, hanging back outside the perimeter of the event for the most part.
One protester, who held a sign that said “Mae met with me. Nevertheless, she didn’t listen,” engaged in a brief exchange of pleasantries with one of Mae Beavers’ supporters who carried a large American flag.
Another protester, apparently a frequent attendee at events attended by Beaver, found the day’s 80 plus degrees a little too much and spent much of the day sitting down in one of the folding chairs while his fellow protesters stood around the perimeter.
His sign said simply “No Way Mae.”
Another woman in a tie-died shirt held a sign that said “Remind her not every constituent is a White Male Christian.
The protesters, who spent the early part of the event under the shade of a large tree at the far back of the venue, were greeted by a number of Mae Beavers’s supporters who held signs of their own.
A trailer labeled “Wilson County Democratic Party” was parked outside the park but appeared to attract little attention throughout the day.