As Trump’s motorcade left the Fulton County Jail, hundreds of Atlanta residents lined up along the street to catch a glimpse of the 45th President.
Photos and videos on social media showed people in the area displaying excitement at his presence passing through their neighborhoods.
Many of the residents were heard on video shouting, “Free Trump.”
Residents of the urban parts of Atlanta have reportedly been vocal in their support for President Trump, with many chanting “Free Trump” as he was taken into custody.
Reports also indicate that before his arrest, a line of supporters had gathered to show their backing for the president.
FULTON COUNTY- Police have blocked off the entire road leading up to the jail.
Huge media presence and large groups of Trump supporters holding “Trump did nothing wrong” and “Lock Biden Up” signs are standing across the street. pic.twitter.com/krQ1NSvvl2
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) August 24, 2023
Per USA News:
Roads between the Atlanta airport and the Fulton County Jail were blocked off as former President Donald Trump arrived in a motorcade to turn himself in on charges related to his efforts to remain in power after his 2020 election loss, giving the scene something of a presidential aura.
But Trump was going to do something no other president has ever done — surrender for booking on criminal charges and have a mug shot taken.
As word spread that Trump was on his way, demonstrators near the main entrance on the Rice Street side of the jail lined security barricades two to three deep. There were more Trump supporters than opponents braving the intense Georgia summer heat, but both groups were outnumbered by media. The crowd, which began gathering in the morning, had grown as the hour of Trump’s booking approached.