Saturday, May 25, 2024

Trump’s arraignment in NY makes history.

Criminal Courthouse Locked Down for Trump’s Surrender

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump’s expected surrender to law-enforcement authorities Tuesday created a spectacle in lower Manhattan, throwing the zone around the criminal courthouse into lockdown while throngs of reporters and curious onlookers competed to gain access to the proceedings.

Police Lockdown District Attorney’s Office Entrance

The street containing the primary entrance to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, where Trump is expected to turn himself in to be booked, according to a law-enforcement official, had been closed off by police. Helicopters buzzed overhead and police roamed the surrounding streets, corralling passersby behind gates to prevent them from getting too close to the prosecutors’ office or to the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, which occupy the same building.

Trump Set to Be Arraigned on Criminal Charges

Trump is set to be arraigned on criminal charges connected to his alleged role in a hush money payment made to a porn star at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

First Current or Former President Ever to Be Indicted

The first current or former president ever to be indicted, Trump will be accompanied by U.S. Secret Service and is expected to travel by motorcade from Trump Tower, where he stayed overnight Monday, down to lower Manhattan.

Trump to Remain in Custody Until Court Appearance

He will remain in the custody of the district attorney’s office until he is escorted by foot to a courtroom Tuesday afternoon to be arraigned. For Trump, the accommodations of the district attorney’s office, a drab government facility, are likely to be much less comfortable than his typical surroundings.

Thousands of Reporters Set Up Camp

Across the street from the courthouse, thousands of reporters had set up camp. A line of about 100 reporters had remained there overnight in hopes of obtaining one of the limited number of seats in the courtroom where Trump will be arraigned.

Pro-Trump Protesters Gather Outside Courthouse

Outside the courthouse Tuesday, a smattering of pro-Trump protesters had arrived by 9:00 a.m. Teenage girls draped in American flags, men waiving Trump flags, and moms in MAGA hats filled a small park across from the courthouse.

Despite calls from the former president to protest the indictment, turnout so far has been small. During a protest last week, supporters clamoring for the indictment of the former president far outnumbered Trump supporters.


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