Former President Donald Trump took to social media on Saturday to announce that he expects to be arrested in connection with the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney next week. He also called for protests as New York law enforcement prepares for a possible indictment. Naturally, this got people talking.

Trump’s call for a protest in response to a potential arrest echoes his final days in office when he repeatedly urged his supporters to reject the results of the 2020 presidential election, culminating in the deadly January 6 2021 attack on the US Capitol. Some of his advisers had urged him privately not to call for protests, concerned about the optics of a mass protest in the streets of Manhattan growing out of control or resembling the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

According to CNN’s John Miller, meetings have been going on throughout the week between city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in New York City about how to prepare for a possible indictment of Trump. The discussions have been about how to navigate the potential indictment for a criminal charge by a New York county grand jury and the choreography around the possibility of an unprecedented arrest of a former president of the United States.

Trump’s US Secret Service detail would deliver him to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for fingerprinting and then take mugshots in offices of the district attorney’s detective squad. As is customary in cases where a defendant is allowed to voluntarily surrender, after arrest processing, the former president would be brought directly to an arraignment before a judge where he would likely be released on his own recognizance.

Law enforcement officials who are privy to the discussions said several concerns have been discussed in the planning process. This also includes courthouse security and the potential for demonstrations or rallies outside of the courthouse by Trump supporters or counter-demonstrations by anti-Trump protesters, with the risk of the two groups clashing.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office, New York Police Department, and representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on Saturday. It remains unclear what the formal charges against Trump will be and what the next steps will be following the indictment.

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