Anti-Trump Protest on Palm Beach Cancelled

Organizers have canceled a weekend protest march outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, saying they had concerns about safety.

Lead organizer Stephen Milo said in statement Thursday that Saturday's planned March to Mar-a-Lago is being canceled because of "the possibility of the march turning into an angry confrontational demonstration versus a joyful show of unity" as originally envisioned.

The president is scheduled to be at Mar-a-Lago this weekend and will likely attend an American Red Cross fundraiser there Saturday night. The protest was to be aimed at the president's moratorium on refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Milo said the decision came after meetings with West Palm Beach, Florida, police officials. More than 2,000 people had registered on Facebook to attend the march.

Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at Palm Beach International Airport Friday so the new President can, attend the Red Cross Ball at his Palm Beach estate on Saturday. It will mark his first trip to the area since taking the oath of office.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.                        

(Photo credit: Nicholas Kamm)

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