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Trump’s arrest will put US at crossroads

Supporters of former US president Donald Trump gathering near his Mar-a-Lago home on March 19, 2023, after he said that he expects to be arrested. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON – Political circles are agog and the police in New York City are on the alert over the possibility of former president Donald Trump being charged with a crime and possibly even arrested as early as this week.  

The only indication of the impending arrest – which experts say will not necessarily see Mr Trump in handcuffs – was a message from him on social media on Saturday, claiming that he would be arrested on Tuesday and urging his supporters to take to the streets.

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