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PALM BEACH — Days of protests outside the White House over George Floyd’s death have prompted additional security measures outside Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s “Winter White House” …
PALM BEACH — Days of protests outside the White House over George Floyd’s death have prompted additional security measures outside Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s “Winter White House” in Palm Beach, say local law enforcement authorities.
On Sunday afternoon, more than a dozen marked and unmarked law enforcement vehicles could be seen on the west side of the Southern Boulevard Bridge, in front of Mar-a-Lago and in the blocks north of Trump’s property.
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The extra patrols, with officers from the Palm Beach Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and U. S. Secret Service, are a “precautionary measure” in light of nationwide unrest stemming from Floyd’s death Monday as Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee to Floyd’s neck, said Palm Beach police spokesperson Michael Ogrodnick.
He wouldn’t discuss the specifics of the extra security measures but said he hadn’t heard of any safety concerns so far outside Trump’s property.
Throughout Trump’s presidency Mar-a-Lago has been a rallying place for numerous demonstrations, some calling for his impeachment and others, like this month’s “Trumptilla,” a flotilla of boats that made their way down the intracoastal to Mar-a-Lago and back, praising the president’s work.
Though hundreds have gathered this weekend for peaceful protests in Palm Beach County, some just across from Palm Beach, none have crossed over the bridge to the island.

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