President Donald Trump's visit to Louisville on Wednesday initiated protests and heated debates across the downtown area. 

Trump was in the city to speak at an AMVETS convention and to attend a fundraiser for Gov. Matt Bevin's re-election campaign. The visit, which lasted about four hours, created questions ahead of Kentucky's upcoming gubernatorial election. 

Protests outside of the Galt House, where the AMVETS convention was held, included anti-Trump chants but also calls to "ditch" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Bevin. Louisville residents said they were protesting for different reasons, but all had concerns about how Trump's policies were impacting Kentuckians. 

Among the protesters were several Trump supporters who said they were mainly there in hopes of seeing the president. 

Lily Burris is an administration reporter for the College Heights Herald. She previously worked as a general assignment reporter.

Rebekah Alvey is the digital managing editor for the College Heights Herald. She previously served as news editor and an administration news reporter.