Georgia authorities were forced to increase their security presence as supporters and critics of Donald Trump arrived outside the Atlanta courthouse where the ex-president is expected to surrender, RadarOnline.com has learned.
In a startling development to come as Trump prepares to surrender in Fulton County, Georgia, on Thursday evening, there has reportedly been a “noticeable increase” in police and members of the public.
According to CNN, deputies and patrol cars started to line the jail’s entrance as groups gathered outside the entrance to support Trump when he turns himself in.
Bike fencing and barriers were also reportedly placed around the Fulton County courthouse to keep the public and media away from the entrance.
Although some people outside the courthouse appeared to be critics of the embattled ex-president, the majority seemed to be Trump supporters who traveled to Atlanta to protest Trump’s fourth indictment and subsequent arrest.
“We Out Here Early Supporting TRUMP,” one Trump supporter posted to X. “These Indictments Will Backfire!”
“America’s Come Back Starts Right Now,” the Trump supporter added.
Laura Loomer, another supporter of ex-President Trump and the Make America Great Again movement, reportedly organized a rally to coincide with the former commander-in-chief’s scheduled arrest and arraignment.
“Waking up bright and early tomorrow to drive to Atlanta, Georgia from Florida!!” Loomer wrote on X on Wednesday. “See all of you there in front of the [Fulton County Jail] to support President Donald J Trump on Thursday, August 24!”
According to Loomer, she organized the rally to protest the “witch hunt” against Trump and the alleged “election interference” being committed by the Democrats in an effort to prohibit Trump from running for president again next year.