If President Trump was hoping for a little peace and quiet with his family at Mar-a-Lago (aka the “winter White House”), chanting protesters across the street from the swanky Florida resort saw to it that did not happen.
Saturday night, upwards of 3,000 anti-Trump activists marched from Trump Plaza, along the Intracoastal Waterway with several hundred protesters planting themselves at the bridge across from Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach Post reports. Armed with signs, drums, glow sticks and lungs prepared for shouting, they chanted in rhythm:
“Hey-hey, ho-ho, Donald Trump has got to go.”
“This is what democracy looks like.”
“No hate! No fear! Refugees are welcome here.”
Protesters also draped an American flag over a coffin, symbolizing the death of democracy.
As the afternoon turned to evening, fireworks lit the sky above Mar-a-Lago (as well as the protesters), where Trump was attending a Red Cross Charity ball. CBS News reports that about two dozen law-enforcement officers in riot gear blocked the end of the bridge to the resort, and The Palm Beach Post reports that “one West Palm Beach police officer could be heard talking about the possibility of using tear gas to disperse the crowd.”
The protest coincided with Trump’s first weekend visit to his Palm Beach home since he was inaugurated as president.
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