Protesters greet Trump at Four Seasons; at least 1 arrest


At least one person was arrested Friday night during a protest at the Four Seasons Palm Beach, where President Donald Trump arrived for a Republican National Committee event.

Trump arrived in town earlier in the evening for a weekend stay.

GALLERY: See photos from the protest at the Four Seasons

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office official confirmed the one arrest. Officials said a woman was also taken into custody and was being interviewed by the Secret Service.

The group’s Facebook page for the rally was titled “Hold the Morally Bankrupt Republicans Accountable for Trump.” About two to three dozen protesters gathered at the resort, where Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio also are expected to be at the GOP event this weekend.

Some demonstrators had microphones and there was a cowbell and a drum. Officers were on hand in riot gear as the protest grew.

On Friday afternoon, organizer Ryan Hartman said the protesters were trying to show Trump that they oppose the election results.

GALLERY: Trump arrives at PBIA

“We’re just trying to deliver the message that we’re not going to die down,” Hartman said. “We’re fighting to get rid of Donald Trump.”

Hartman is also the organizer for a protest that is set to take place Saturday outside Mar-a-Lago. There also is a pro-Trump event planned for the same time at same location.

“The one tomorrow is a little sketchier,” Hartman said this afternoon. “We’re going to be outnumbered. We’re going to confront them.”

Hartman said he has not been in contact with the police, though Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin said he left Hartman a voicemail. 

Trump in Palm Beach: Latest news, photos, full coverage



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Fire collapses roof of Boca Raton home
Fire collapses roof of Boca Raton home

A fire Sunday afternoon collapsed the roof of a home in the Vintage Isles neighborhood of Broken Sound, near Yamato and Jog roads, Boca Raton Fire Rescue said. Firefighters were called around 12:30 p.m. and found the family outside with a pet. The home was filled with smoke and the fire was pinpointed at the rear in the master bedroom, the release...
Honda Classic 2018: Photos of moments before, after Justin Thomas won
Honda Classic 2018: Photos of moments before, after Justin Thomas won

Justin Thomas’ playoff win at this year’s Honda Classic means a Jupiter resident will claim the trophy - and the millions of dollars of prize money - for the second consecutive year. Thomas and last year’s champ Rickie Fowler are not only friends, they’re neighbors. Fowler was there to congratulate Thomas after his drama-filled...
Hugh Grant pays tribute to former 'Notting Hill' co-star Emma Chambers
Hugh Grant pays tribute to former 'Notting Hill' co-star Emma Chambers

Actor Hugh Grant took to Twitter to mourn his “Notting Hill” co-star Emma Chambers, who died Wednesday at the age of 53. “Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress,” wrote Grant, who played the brother to Chambers’ character in “Notting Hill.” “Very sad news...
Douglas High students come back to school; try to resume normalcy
Douglas High students come back to school; try to resume normalcy

The worst of it, for the kids, might have been seeing their backpacks, in boxes lining the hallways, for them to claim. Each bore a police tag marked “evidence.” On this warm Sunday, a day of the week when children normally aren’t at school, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High were allowed to come back onto the campus...
Teen in critical condition after nearly drowning in Tequesta
Teen in critical condition after nearly drowning in Tequesta

A Florida teenager is in critical condition after nearly drowning on Sunday. The 13-year-old was swimming with family and friends in Tequesta, across from Coral Cove Park, when he got caught in the current. A good Samaritan rescued the teen from the water and performed CPR until Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived. The teen was taken...
More Stories