Ahead Of Trump Arrest, The Internet Warns Of Potential Riots

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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump began the news conference by announcing that Senate Republicans had passed a procedural vote on repealing Obamacare.
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On January 6, 2021, former President Donald Trump was expected to concede the 2020 presidential election to then President-elect Joe Biden. After a steady rise of far right ideology across the U.S. during the Trump presidency, thousands of his supporters gathered outside the U.S. Capitol for what started as a rally and turned into a riot. The January 6 Capitol Insurrection is widely regarded as one of the most deadly political riots in American history, and led to a months long investigation into Trump’s alleged role in the incitement of the incident.

Years later, January 6 continues to remain at the forefront of the political and technology ethics conversations. Most recently, Speaker of the House Kevin MccCarthy handed over previously unreleased security tapes from January 6 to Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Carlson cut the footage in a manner that many viewers felt manipulated the perception of the incident, which he now notoriously referred to as a “tourist visit” rather than the violent riot that it really was.

On the tech end, following his purchase of Twitter, Elon Musk revoked former President Trump’s ban from the social media platform. The ban was initially implemented to curb organizers from inciting further violent riots after January 6.

This week, political commentators and New York lawmakers alike have stated that a Trump arrest is likely to come soon. While Donald Trump remains embroiled in several different lawsuits, this one could be in connection to alleged money laundering of Russian funds for his former presidential campaign in New York state. Additionally, a grand jury is set to decide on official charges regarding hush money that Trump paid adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016 following their alleged affair, and depending on what they decide, a New York City arrest could be imminent.

Some Republican voters and media personalities have insinuated that the crime may not be serious enough for an arrest. Some New York state representatives disagree.


Donal Trump’s niece, psychologist and author Mary Trump, warns that social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter ought to be vigilant about detecting hate speech and violent statements ahead of the arrest, so as to avoid a repeat of January 6.

#Arrestmas trends on Twitter as onlookers spot members of the NYPD near Trump tower and Trump’s New York residence today, with countless civilians hoping that justice will be served.

Banners regarding the potential arrest fly across New York City today. Trump famously built his empire on New York City real estate. He went on to host “The Apprentice,” a reality show in which contestants were tested with developing sharp business skills for Trump’s company.


Protesters are slowly gathering outside of Trump tower, touting signs advocating for a second Trump presidency in 2024.

Given the lessons learned on January 6, barricades are being prepared outside of the courthouse that is set to decide his fate.

Meanwhile in Georgia, a different lawsuit is boiling. Local prosecutors are moving towards charges for Trump’s alleged role in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state.

Charges are still to be announced regarding the Stormy Daniels case and the alleged money laundering in New York.

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