First Coast.TV went to the Islamic Center in St Augustine to see what was the problem. It seems that people upset with the killings of U.S. Marines in Tennessee, let out their frustration on the Islamic Center as if the Islamic Center somehow was to blame or had any fault on what happened in Tennessee.
The protesters had certain demands for the Islamic Center and both sides were in dialogue.
Also present in more numbers than the protesters were members and allies of Compassionate St Augustine. They were present to show solidarity with their Muslim brothers and sisters who came for Friday prayer service. They were referred to by the Muslims as the Peace Keepers. Those in solidarity with the Islamic Center felt that the protesters outside the Islamic Center were here to divide Americans and not to unite them