A few hundred protesters and curious people on their lunch breaks waited outside the front entrance of the Langham Hotel on Franklin Street at lunchtime, waiting to boo against Donald Trump.
But even as police brought in a city street sweeper to block Franklin at Pearl Street and maintained a large presence on Franklin, Trump entered the hotel from an entrance at Oliver and Milk. Trump BFF Ernie Boch Jr., dressed for a day on the water, however, was booed when he walked in the front entrance about 40 minutes before the fundraiser.
Early on, before police cleared Franklin, a few Trump supporters manned the sidewalk on one side of the hotel entrance, including a woman who explained to a couple of local reporters how she loved Trump as much as she hated them:
Later, a more dedicated Trump fan, dressed in red, white and blue, joined the protesters while waving a large Trump banner. He and they proceeded to wage a sign war: He kept trying to wave his banner so camera crews could see it; they kept trying to hide it with their own signs. As protesters chanted slogans like "Hey hey, ho, ho, racist Trump has got to go," he bopped along to their beat.
John Gage captured the Trump jet landing at Logan: