From: Evan McMorris-Santoro [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 01:55 PM
To: Barnes, Desiree N. EOP
Subject: travel print pool report 5: arrival and color
Motorcade arrived at TD Arena shortly after 1.35. The funeral was already underway as pool made their way through the building, usually used by the College Of Charleston athletics department for basketball games.
The area is completely packed, with folding chairs set up at the top of the lower level and a scattering of people standing behind them. As noted in a previous pool report, fire marshall (via WH) estimates the crowd at 5500.
The crowd is for the most part wearing church clothes and reflects the diversity of the Charleston community.
All eyes are on a large stage at set up where cheerleaders would sit behind the basket for ball games. Flags of many states and countries make up the backdrop. A purple Emanuel AME banner drapes the podium.
BuzzFeed News White House Reporter