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Events planned in opposition to Trump's Louisville visit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Donald Trump will become the first Republican presidential candidate this election to make a campaign stop in Louisville. 

Trump will speak at the Kentucky International Convention Center Tuesday afternoon, ahead of the state's first-ever Republican presidential caucus set for Saturday. 

"I think that Louisvillians want to hear what he's got to say," said Jefferson County GOP Party Chairman Jim Stansbury. 

Trump's visit comes on Super Tuesday. 

A day when people in 12 other states will vote, with hundreds of delegates up for grabs. 

It could make a big impact on who becomes the nominee but Stansbury says the fact that candidates are stopping in the state, shows Kentucky's 46 delegates are also important. 

"Otherwise, we wouldn't seeing them," he said. "They wouldn't be taking time from the campaign trail to come to Kentucky and make their case."

But with this stop on the campaign trail for Trump, comes some resistance. 

"I simply felt moved in a very particular way because Donald Trump had the audacity to come to my city, a compassionate city," community activist Jaison Gardner said. 

Gardner organized the "Love Trumps Hate" rally, to be held at Unity Church of Louisville Tuesday afternoon. 

"Anti-immigrant, anti-Mexican, anti-women, anti-LGBT," Gardner said of Trump's ideas. "In the midst of all of that, we want to make sure we are creating an equal force to push back against that message of hate to remind folks that love does indeed trump hate." 

Johanna Hribal says she wants to show Trump he's not welcome in Louisville. She's sparked a protest through social media by asking people to reserve tickets for the event and to not show up. 

"Now, over 1,700 people have said they have reserved at least two tickets, some people up to six or ten, and over 9,500 more people are invited to the event," she explained. "I just thought this was such an important thing, even if we can make a tiny dent in the amount of people and I thought it would be great if Trump would show up to an empty convention center." 

She said some protesters who get tickets will go to the event to get their seats and then walk out. She says there will also be outdoor protests near the convention center. 

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