No violence occurred, and by around 4 p.m., both crowds had gotten considerably smaller and less vocal.
A planned rally by the group Idaho Liberty Dogs against a group of unhoused people who have been staging their own protest petered out in the late afternoon on Saturday.
The counter-demonstration potluck, planned in response to the rally, brought out a couple hundred people to the old Ada County Courthouse lawn. Among the unhoused community’s supporters were Interfaith Sanctuary, clergymen, neighbors, teenagers, a group of young conservatives, the Red Republicans, and the Idaho Labor Party. Read more at KTVB