August 27, 2018

Protests Planned For Trump's Evansville Rally This Week

Donald Trump spoke at South Bend's Century Center the night before Indiana's 2016 primary. - Barbara Brosher/WFIU-WTIU News, file

Donald Trump spoke at South Bend's Century Center the night before Indiana's 2016 primary.

Barbara Brosher/WFIU-WTIU News, file

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police officials in Evansville are preparing for possibly thousands of protesters to arrive in the southwestern Indiana city for President Donald Trump's campaign rally there this week.

While managers of the Ford Center are anticipating possibly filling 11,000 seats inside the arena for Trump's Thursday rally, the organizers of two anti-Trump protests are looking to draw at least a few thousand people.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports local and state police met Friday with U.S. Secret Service officials and other public safety agencies on security plans for Trump's visit.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says officers will closely monitor crowds outside the downtown arena for trouble.

County Democratic Chairman Scott Danks says he wants a civil protest but that protesters want to be seen and heard.

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