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Security will be on hand for Donald Trump's Michigan campaign stop

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

There will be plenty of security inside and outside of tomorrow’s Donald Trumpspeaking event near Flint.

Trump will be speaking in Birch Run, which is police chief Al Swearengin’s town.    

He says they’ve had bigger events, including this past weekend’s Dirt Festmusic festival at the Expo Center. 

For the Trump speech, Swearengin says his officers, along with some state troopers and sheriff’s deputies, will be outside.   He says the Expo Center and the Trump campaign will have their own security inside, in case protesters try to disrupt the speech.

“If they start acting up, they will be courteously asked to leave,” says Swearengin. “And if they don’t leave on their own accord, then they will leave on our accord.”

Swearengin says he’s talked with several groups planning Anti-Trump counter protests.  He says they only have a limited area to protest.

The chief says he’s also talked with local business owners.  Some are concerned all the Trump brouhaha might disrupt their businesses.   

Trump's speech is a fundraiser for the the Genesee and Saginaw County Republican Parties.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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