With Trump indictment possible, officials on watch for protests

March 21, 2023

Law enforcement officials said Monday they were preparing for possible unrest related to the potential indictment of former president Donald Trump, who could face criminal charges in Manhattan as soon as this week. In New York, law enforcement and court officials have sought to plot out security measures and logistics for a former president’s possible first court appearance on criminal charges. Trump’s message on Saturday predicting his arrest was written from Mar-a-Lago, his residence and private club in Palm Beach. “We’re seeing the same things on social media, so we’re aware of the possibilities,” said Maj. John Scanlon of the Palm Beach Police Department. Because there is no public parking near Mar-a-Lago, people supporting and opposing Trump typically park in West Palm Beach and walk across a bridge connecting it to Palm Beach.