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'Get a job!' shouts Kelly Starkey (center), 41, of West Deer toward protesters as they leave a rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Starkey says she supports Trump. 'He's pro-police, and he's going to make a difference,' she said.
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Will Peterson (center), 24, of Point Breeze talks with Donald Trump protester Neal Heidecat, 38, of Wilkinsburg as Peterson leaves a rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. After a heated discussion, Peterson and Heidecat shook hands and went their separate ways. Also pictured is James Parey (left), 17, of Cranberry.
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'Build six walls!' shouts Elaine Hatton, 69, of Monaca as she waits in line outside of Soldiers & Sailors Museum & Memorial in Oakland where Donald Trump will be taping a town hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2015.
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Donald Trump supporters began gathering outside Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, hours before Trump was scheduled to appear.
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Donald Trump supporters and protesters began gathering outside Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, hours before Trump was scheduled to appear.
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Protesters shut down the intersection of Penn Avenue and 10th Street in downtown Pittsburgh as they protest against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump before his visit to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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A protester adjusts her scarf as she protests the arrival of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Ron Gondek, 63, of Flinton shows his sweatshirt for a photo as he waits outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland for a chance to see Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump at a town hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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From left to right, Sarah Lewkowicz, 22, Kahley Stiffler, 22, Lindsey Ericson, 21, and Katherine Carlson, 23, all of Oakland, protest peacefully as people line up to see Donald Trump at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Pitt political science student Kristina Harris (far left), 20, of South Oakland holds up a 'Love Trumps Hate' sign as she gathers with other protesters outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Maria Duarte, 22, a student at Chatham University in Shadyside, protests the arrival of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The student activist group that Duarte was with then took to the center of Fifth Avenue and walked to continue protesting at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown.
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Pitt political science student Kristina Harris (far left), 20, of South Oakland holds up a 'Love Trumps Hate' sign as she gathers with other protesters outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 as they anticipate the arrival of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for a Fox News town hall filming.
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June Ross (center) of Hopewll waves an American flag as she waits outside Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 for the arrival of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for a Fox News town hall filming.
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Brittany Smith, 29, of Monroeville holds a sign reading, 'No Trump, No Way! Love not hate,' outside a rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh fills up for a Donald Trump appearance on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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People line up outside of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center prior to Donald Trump's campaign stop in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Vendors sell campaign buttons and a mask outside of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center prior to Donald Trump's campaign stop on Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 2016.
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A young man who did not want to be identified lets his allegiance be known across his bare chest as he waits for a chance to see Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Noah Thompson (center) of Shadyside, and Xavier Browne, (left), both students at Chatham University in Shadyside, protest the arrival of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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A man who only wanted to be identified as Jeremy R., 22, of Saginaw, Mich., sells Trump merchandise as protesters march past him to protest Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Quinton Steele, 24, of East Liberty, yells over a line of police at people waiting in line to enter a rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. 'I want these people to know what they stand for when they stand in this line,' he said.
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A line of Alderdice High School students holds up signs as people enter a rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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People waiting in line to enter a rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center watch as protesters march by in Downtown on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Protesters march down the center of Fifth Ave. in Oakland to continue protesting at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown after the arrival of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Martine Saul, 25, of Mt. Lebanon, holds a 'co-exist flag' as she protests a rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Steve Johansen, 34, of Harrisburg, celebrates the anticipated arrival of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump outside of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum in Oakland on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Johansen is a part of a group called M.A.G., or Make America Great.
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Protesters wait in the Strip District to protest a rally for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Andrew Penzera, 21, of California, Pa., holds a sign as he waits in line outside of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center prior to Donald Trump's campaign stop on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
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Custom-made signs to protest presidential candidate Donald Trump line the yard of a Fox Chapel home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

While two protests are planned in response to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, the one on Eric Rickin’s Fox Chapel lawn is the most uniquely Pittsburgh.

Homemade signs at his home read “Trump Likes Hunt’s Ketchup,” “Trump Hates Pierogies,” and “Trump Moved My Parking Chair.”

A photo of the display posted to Chatham University’s Food Studies Program Facebook page went viral Tuesday. Professor Alice Julier posted it with the caption “So Pittsburgh. So Food Studies …”

Using food as a form of protest is “so Pittsburgh” because “in Pittsburgh what defines you as a person and a place is how people feel about their food,” Julier said.

“I had pierogies growing up in New York, but here it is so different — it is such an emotional attachment. It is what brings us all together and gives us that identity,” she said.

Julier explained that the Hunt’s reference appeared to be a jab at Trump using something other than the Pittsburgh-based Heinz brand.

“Mixing local food loyalty with questioning whether a politician would support it is a cool way of bringing people together,” she said.

Rickin, who could not be reached for comment, has a Facebook page promoting a “Trump Absurd Sign Rally” in Market Square Saturday afternoon, three days after Trump’s visit.

Trump will tape a Fox News program at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; doors open at 2:30 p.m. Afterward, he will hold a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, at 7 p.m. The events are open to the public.

A “Protest Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh” Facebook page sponsored by Answer Pittsburgh, a self-described anti-war group with chapters in Pittsburgh, Arizona and Chicago, encourages people to protest at the convention center: “Join us to say loud and clear that Pittsburgh does NOT welcome racist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker bigots like Trump.” More than 1,100 people have indicated they plan to attend.

From 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the hours prior to the Pirates home game against Detroit, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, who is running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, is holding a “Trump is a Jagoff” event on the Roberto Clemente Bridge at Sixth Street and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard. He said he will be encouraging his supporters to “protest Trump’s disgraceful and un-American stance on immigration and human rights in this country.”

Fetterman will encourage people to support him in the Senate race and to support Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, for president. The Clemente Bridge is closed to road traffic and open only to pedestrians before each Pirates home game.

Salena Zito is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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