Marches, chants and a mariachi band: Demonstrations outside the Democratic debate in Des Moines

Hours before the CNN/Des Moines Register Democratic debate Tuesday, hundreds of people began lining up to get into Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake University campus. 

Hundreds more stood out in the cold and leftover snow for different reasons: protesting, demonstrating and sometimes booing. 

The intersection of Carpenter Avenue and 25th Street featured an eclectic selection of demonstrators: hundreds of chanting Sen. Amy Klobuchar supporters; about 20 members of Andrew Yang’s “Yang Gang”; more than a dozen fans of President Donald Trump, including two on a tractor; anti-war protesters; pro-Israel Democrats; activists from Save the Children; and one person dressed as the figure of death. 

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