WATCH: Hundreds Show Their Support at Memorial Weekend “MAGA Boat Parade”

Hundreds showed their support for President Trump on memorial day weekend in Charleston, South Carolina.

Boaters participate in the Make America Great Again parade in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Facebook post noted the event, which was scheduled to begin at the U.S. Coast Guard station on the battery in Downtown Charleston and wind its way up the harbor, was hosted by OSR Marine, a marine supply store.


Per Fox News, the “Charleston MAGA Boat Parade,” organized by OSR Marine, a marine supply store, had more than 700 people in attendance, according to the event’s Facebook page.

“I mean we can’t have rallies right now. We still want to support our president,” one Trump supporter, Yvette Demaria, told WCSC. “As you can see, there are lots of people out here who are supporting him.”

Boats were to meet at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in the battery around noon. Around 12:30, the parade kicked off rounding the battery and up the harbor. Following the route approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, boats then made their way under the Ravanel Bridge and around Drum Island before making their way back past the USS Yorktown and ending just past the Harbor marina.

According to WCIV reporter Greg Brzozowski: “Starting at noon Sunday during Memorial Day weekend, boaters paraded through Charleston to support President Trump for hours, displaying flags, signs, and more while going from the Coast Guard station by the Battery downtown to Johns Island.”

Video shared of the parade showed posters, signs and flags on display, including one placard that read: “If we followed rules, we’d still be British. Liberty is essential.”

William Hamilton, a Charleston attorney and public transit advocate, expressed concern over the parade, and, instead, encouraged those eager to get out of their homes to volunteer.

“Well, my first thought is that when Americans are dying at a rate of over a thousand a day and 40 million people were out of work, that somebody thought it was appropriate to hold a big party,” Hamilton told WCSC.

Dozens of people reportedly lined the battery to take pictures of the boats out on the marina – though it was unclear if people kept 6 feet apart, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Charleston and Mount Pleasant Police Departments, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Department of Natural Resources patrolled the harbor during the parade but did not issue any citations.