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All seemed calm during President Barack Obama's campaign speech in Athens Wednesday evening.
The Athens Police Department, Ohio University Police and the Athens Sheriff Department all report making no arrests for the event.
Thousands of people waited in several lines for hours in the warm afternoon sun to listen to the heavily anticipated speech made by Obama.
However, some people went to the event to oppose the President's views.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the OU Students for Liberty, and the OU College Republicans were just a few of the groups protesting against the President's policies.
Executive board member for the OU Students for Liberty Nathan Kelley said the student group staged a protest to gain publicity for the issues they care about.
Some of the issues they opposed were war, national debt, and the indefinite detention.
Others were there to show support for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.