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Spectators lined interstate for presidential motorcade

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Going into Tuesday, no one knew what route President Barack Obama would take from he airport to Amazon. Some hopeful spectators were banking on I-75 and they were right. They got to witness the President's motorcade driving by as they snapped pictures.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol brought traffic to a halt on I75 as President Obama's motorcade made its way to Amazon around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"This is a historical event. He's the first African American president and I came out to see him," Chattanooga resident Glenn Kenderick said.

Spectators stood watching and waiting for about an hour in the heat for the chance to get a glimpse.

"I'm going to wave. I'll probably dance and him a little shout," spectator Sikita Simmons said.

"Just to tell everybody that I saw President Obama pass by. I didn't get to see him in person, but as long as I saw something," spectator Lisa Caperton said.

But, not everyone was there in support.

"Get the new out there that we're coming after him and we want him to start listening to we the people," Kevin Neighbors, with the group Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment, said.

A smaller group also gathered as the motorcade left Amazon and drove back to the airport around 3 p.m.

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