MEAN­WHILE, IN PALM BEACH

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties in Palm Beach see the first-time meet­ing be­tween Pres­i­dent Trump and Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping as a his­toric oc­ca­sion. It is not with­out chal­lenges, how­ever.

“In an­tic­i­pa­tion of host­ing two of the most pow­er­ful in­di­vid­u­als in the world, at the same time, Palm Beach County Sher­iff Ric Brad­shaw says there is a mul­ti­lay­ered se­cu­rity plan un­like any he has over­seen be­fore,” re­ports Greg Angel for the lo­cal CBS af­fil­i­ate, not­ing that the safety mea­sures in­clude 10-foot-tall con­crete-and-steel bar­ri­cades dec­o­rated with Chi­nese and U.S. flags on the road­ways.

“Pres­i­dent Xi will likely face scores of demon­stra­tors and so­called greeters,” Mr. Angel ex­plains.

Sher­iff Brad­shaw is ready.

“We are not go­ing to tol­er­ate any civil dis­obe­di­ence, throw­ing of ob­jects or any type of dis­or­derly con­duct what­so­ever,” the law­man told the lo­cal sta­tion. “At first sign of that, it will be dealt with. We will have our mo­bile jails. We’re not go­ing to let things get out of hand.”

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