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Tulsa arena hosts thousands for Trump rally amid virus fears

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 23:37:15-04

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump showed up in an indoor arena for a rally that some fear could help fuel nascent spikes of coronavirus cases in some places. Officials said around 100,000 people in total from multiple states were expected to converge on Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, but there were thousands of empty seats inside the venue. Those concerns that were amplified after six staffers helping to set up the event tested positive for the virus. State and city health department officials in Oklahoma were already bracing for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases from large outdoor demonstrations against police brutality held across the country.