Dozens gather to protest the 'Deportation Bus' stop in Macon

Michael William's 'Deportation Bus' made a campaign stop at the Cracker Barrel on Eisenhower Parkway in Macon Sunday. Claudia Coco (WGXA News)

MACON, Ga -- Sunday crowds gathered to protest gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams and his "Deportation Bus," with words etched on the side like 'fill this bus with illegals' and 'follow me to Mexico.' People participating in the protest were chanting 'No Hate,' but supporters of the candidate didn't see it that way.

Dozens of people gathered at the Cracker Barrel in Macon in protest, and Gabriel Medford was one of them.

"I just came to show my support to stand with my friends that are speaking out against what's going on," Medford said.

Medford said he's happy so many people came to protest. He said to candidate Michael Williams that there's another way to get the message across.

"I think it's a cheap campaign tactic, and he's not focusing on the real issues," said Medford.

For Joe Webb a volunteer for the Michael Williams campaign, the bus makes a statement.

"I stand for immigration, but it's got to have another word in front of it, it's called 'legal,'" said Webb.

Webb said Williams is a nice hard-working family man, and he stands with Willilams' policies on immigration.

"I believe you should come to work in this country to work with a green card, or a visa, or paperwork to become a citizen," Webb said.

Olivia Angel is also a supporter of the Williams campaign, and she says the protesters don't bother her.

"It's OK. They have the first ammendment, so do I," Angel said. "They're free to express their freedom of speech, so do I."

The protest ended when Cracker Barrel management came out to say there's a 'no protesting' policy on Cracker Barrel's property.

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