Protesters shout at Trump, “President Hate, leave our state!”

Several thousand protesters, an ethnically mixed crowd of all ages including members of Pittsburgh’s tight-knit Jewish community, held an anti-Trump rally about a block away from the synagogue just as his visit began, singing Old Testament psalms and carrying signs with such slogans as “We build bridges not walls.”

One group of demonstrators chanted, “President hate, leave our state,” while others yelled, “Words have meaning.”

People march in memory of the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
A woman gestures towards a Pittsburgh Police Officer during a march in memory of the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
People march in memory of the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
A participant in the march in memory of the victims holds a sign opposing President Donald Trump in Pittsburgh. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
A woman holds a sign with a picture from preschool television show Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood during a march in memory of the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 30, 2018. Fred Rogers grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood where the shootings occurred and broadcast his popular children’s show from Pittsburgh. REUTERS/Jessica Resnick-Ault

The above is an edited for brevity version of the original Reuters article.

(Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault and Steve Holland, additional reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York and Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan in Washington)