As court officials establish barricades and police tape around the Miami courthouse where Donald Trump is due to be arraigned Tuesday, police officials sought toreassure local residents that they would safely handle any protests.
Make no mistake about it, we re taking this event extremely seriously, and there is a potential for things to take a turn for the worse, Morales said.
We re bringing enough resources to handle crowds, anywhere from 5,000 to 50,000, he said. We don't expect any issues, he said. He's ready for it to end and be done. The mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, said he was confident the city's police will handle the crowds and any protests that occur as Trump is due to be booked and brought before a judge on federal criminal charges.
My faith and confidence our police will have the right action plan and resources in place, he said. What is going to happen tomorrow, he said. Public reaction to Trump's scheduled arraignment at the Wilkie D. Ferguson federal courthouse may be a window into the evolving political character of Miami and Trump's strong support among Latino Americans.
The AP reported that YouTube personality Alex Otaola, who is running for the mayor of Miami-Dade county, has rallied followers to show up in support of the former president.
We believe that America's salvation only comes if Donald Trump is elected for a second term, we will gather on Tuesday, Otaola said in a YouTube video.
On Monday, Donald Trump left Bedminster, New Jersey, where he had played golf at his club there over the weekend, to fly to Miami airport and stay overnight at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
CBS News reported that Miami-Dade police will escort Trump to the downtown courthouse, where he will be handed over to the security of US marshals for his arraignment.
In there you're going to have the city of Miami, probably the chief himself, you're going to have the Miami-Dade County, the Secret Service, FBI, the marshals. They ll all be there to make sure there s a unified command, said former Miami police chief Jorge Colina.