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LA Trump Supporters Find Haven In Beverly Hills Park

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Shiva Bagheri has taken the lead organizing the weekly Freedom Rally in Beverly Hills. Josie Huang/LAist
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Beverly Hills has recently become L.A.'s meeting ground for conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump.

A lot of it has to do with Shiva Bagheri.

The Beverly Hills resident started planning "Freedom Rally" events at Beverly Gardens Park in late July, and the events have only grown in popularity.

Bagheri said she is pushing against the tyranny of Democrats such as Gov. Gavin Newsom and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. She added another way to fight back is for conservatives to start their own militias.

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At the rallies, people vent about what they see as government overreach, and show their support for law enforcement and the president.

Saturday's rally drew at least a couple hundred attendees and several dozen counter-protesters. Clashes between members of both groups led to police orders to disperse. One man was arrested.

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