Crowds gathered outside Fulton County Jail as people waited for Trump’s arrival

Published: Aug. 24, 2023 at 3:32 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2023 at 10:10 PM EDT
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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Former President Donald Trump’s surrender caused a spectacle outside of the Fulton County Jail with security measures and demonstrations taking place all day.

Hundreds of people waited outside of the Fulton County Jail Thursday to catch a glimpse of former President Trump surrendering to be arrested.

There were plenty of Trump supporters and anti-Trump demonstrators, but one thing was clear: everyone knew that they were witnessing something historic.

“The whole thing is just kind of madness and it’s sad. This is his fourth indictment, it seems like it’s dividing the country more and more,” said Kevin, who does not support Trump.

That division rearing its head when anti-Trump demonstrators clashed with U.. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who stopped by the jail hours before Trump was booked.

“He’s being arrested because he used his freedom of speech? He’s not allowed to say what he thinks and feels about the election in 2020?” said Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green.

One demonstrator said, “he’s not allowed to break the law.”

“He didn’t break the law, Joe Biden broke the law,” Greene responded.

Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also made her way to the jail to address the crowd before Trump’s arrival.

The crowds were willing to wait hours for the booking some people, saying that despite the accusations against him Trump still has their vote.

“Donald Trump has my vote until Donald Trump tells the nation that he’s no longer running for President. Period,” said Sharon Anderson, who supports Trump.

WTOC will be following Trump’s case as it heads through the legal system, so make sure you keep up with us on air and online.

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