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Anti-Trump march back on in Florida after brief cancellation

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A planned weekend protest march outside President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago resort is back on after two groups took over its organization.

Alex Newell Taylor of Women’s March Florida said Thursday that her group and South Florida Activism have taken over the march from Stephen Milo. He had issued a statement earlier Thursday saying Saturday’s March to Mar-a-Lago was being canceled because of safety concerns.

Newell Taylor says the groups have more experience than Milo in organizing demonstrations and believe they have the expertise to keep it peaceful. She said there will be trained marshals and legal assistants to keep the march orderly.

Trump is scheduled to be at Mar-a-Lago this weekend for the first time as president and is likely to attend a major American Red Cross fundraiser Saturday night. The protest will be aimed at the president’s moratorium on refugees from seven primarily Islamic countries and other issues.

More than 2,000 people have registered on Facebook to attend the protest.

West Palm Beach police have said they are working with organizers and are not anticipating any problems.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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