Above, 4/16/16, "Here's a shot of the crowd at Donald Trump's rally in Syracuse (and more people still coming in): Jenna Johnson
Added from Syracuse University student reporter:
4/16/16, "O’Connor: Donald Trump’s Syracuse rally unforgettably patriotic, uniting," DailyOrange.com, Kyle O'Connor, columnist (Syracuse University student publication)
"When Donald Trump first said earlier this year that he was “the most popular person that’s ever lived” among upstate New Yorkers, it sounded like yet another one of his exaggerations. But judging from the unbelievable sights at his rally on Saturday at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in Syracuse, it was hard to argue.
My choice to wake up early earned me a nice spot in line at 7:45 a.m. and landed me in the third row alongside supporters covered head-to-toe in Trump hats, shirts and buttons. But I certainly wasn’t the first one there: the line outside of the Oncenter War Memorial Arena reportedly started to form at 4 a.m. for an event that was slated to start at noon.
There was an immense amount of patriotism that filled the air, characterized by calls to build a wall along the southern border — one of Trump’s main talking points — as well the “U-S-A” chant. I had never seen that many people who cared so deeply about the direction their country was going."...
Added re crowd size:
4/16/16, "Syracuse Trump rally draws thousands to the Oncenter," WSYR.com
"Several thousand people reportedly attended the rally at the Oncenter."