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SAPD Gears Up To Assist Secret Service With Trump Visit

Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio
Texas Public Radio

Donald Trump will be making a fundraising stop in San Antonio on Friday.  The San Antonio Police Department will be providing assistance to the Secret Service.

Credit City of San Antonio

Protestors are expected to gather near the site of the closed door luncheon.  San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says that it’s their right to protest and the police department will facilitate that right.

“We work with all groups, no matter what the issue is. If there’s protestors, we protect their First Amendment rights.”

McManus says he doesn’t believe that our San Antonio folks are going to mimic what went on in other parts of the country.  He says that’s not we do, that’s not what we’ve done here.

“So I have faith in our community to protest and protest peacefully. As a matter of fact I’ve been in touch with one of the organizers and he has assured me that it will be a peaceful protest.”

Donald Trump is not expected to make any public appearance while he’s in San Antonio.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.