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Trump's Miami court date brings fears of violence, rally plans

By Shayna Jacobs

12 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Authorities are increasing security measures ahead of Trump's first federal court appearance on criminal charges in Miami, monitoring online threats and potential far-right extremist gatherings.

MIAMI - Federal and local authorities on Sunday amped up security preparations ahead of Donald Trump's first appearance in federal court on criminal charges here, monitoring online threats and potential gatherings of far-right extremists while marshaling more police officers to be on duty.

Escalating violent rhetoric in online forums, coupled with defiant statements from the former president and his political allies, have put law enforcement officials on alert for potential disruptions ahead of Trump's court appearance. He is facing a 37-count federal indictment, 31 of which allege he willfully kept classified documents in his possession after leaving the White House.

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