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'No hate, no fear' as thousands protest President Trump near Mar-a-Lago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - People for and against President Donald Trump gathered in the thousands along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

The president is in town at Mar-a-Lago, or what has been dubbed the "Winter Whitehouse," for a weekend getaway with First Lady Melania Trump.

Locals are taking this opportunity to use their voice and hope their messages are heard by the 45th president.



Protesters began marching south along Flagler Drive at 5 p.m. It was meant to be a peaceful demonstration, and remained so as of this writing.

Local authorities estimated about 3,000 people were taking part in the West Palm Beach protests.

Trump is expected to attend the 60th Annual Red Cross Fundraiser Ball, which is taking place Saturday evening at Mar-a-Lago.

Just after 8 p.m. the massive crowds crossed the Southern Boulevard bridge onto Palm Beach and came face-to-face with a group of Trump supporters.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Palm Beach Police say there haven't been any arrests. The protests overall have remained peaceful, but CBS12 caught on camera a fist fight between a Trump supporter and an anti-Trump protester. It was broken up by friends, and police didn't get involved.

However, police set up a barrier of officers in riot gear to block entrance back onto Palm Beach.

Around 9:30 p.m. the Director of Public Safety for Palm Beach Police Department issued a soft exit to those still gathered, to clear the roads for emergency vehicles.


The area surrounding Mar-a-Lago was cleared by 10 p.m. Saturday.

While he may be taking a brief break, Trump continues to have an active presence on social media. He tweeted out his disapproval of a federal judge's decision not to honor the executive order of a travel ban on those traveling from seven majority-Muslim countries.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS12 for updates.

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