Graphics show security measures in place ahead of Trump arraignment

Xavier Roger


New York has put police officers on standby ahead of former President Donald Trump’s arraignment on criminal charges in the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The city has stationed officers and put up steel barriers near the courthouse and Trump Tower, where Trump will stay Monday night before the arraignment. Some streets have rolling closures and traffic diverted. The Secret Service is coordinating security with the city.

The heavy police presence is there to prevent a repeat of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in Washington, after Trump urged thousands of supporters to stop President-elect Joe Biden from taking office.

If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore,” Trump told the crowd.

Trump again called for protests on March 18 when he predicted his indictment and asked supporters “to take our nation back.” He warned of “potential death and destruction” on March 24 if he was charged.

A Manhattan grand jury indicted Trump on nearly 30 unspecified charges on April 30, following an investigation by District Attorney Alvin Bragg into hush money payments made to two women who said Trump had sex with them. The indictments are sealed, but the Associated Press reported they contain at least one felony.


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