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Trump protest planned at Mar-a-Lago



UPDATE 2: Several thousand pepole showed up in West Palm Beach on Saturday evening. A crowd of hundreds was on hand to support Trump.

UPDATE: Palm Beach Post reporting other organizers are taking over and vow to hold the protest.

From The Associated Press:

Organizers have canceled a planned weekend protest march outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, saying they had concerns about safety.

Lead organizer Stephen Milo said in statement Thursday that Saturday's March to Mar-a-Lago is being canceled because of "the possibility of the march turning into an angry confrontational demonstration vs. a joyful show of unity" as originally envisioned.

The president is scheduled to be at Mar-a-Lago this weekend and will likely attend an American Red Cross fundraiser there Saturday night. The protest was to be aimed at the president's moratorium on refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Milo said the decision came after meetings with West Palm Beach, Florida, police officials.

More than 2,000 people had registered on Facebook to attend the march.

[Last modified: Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:23pm]


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