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Trump says he expects to be arrested and calls for protests



Former United States president Donald Trump says he expects to be arrested in connection with the investigation by the Manhattan district attorney next week and has called for protests as a result.

In a social media post on Saturday, Trump, referring to himself, said the "leading Republican candidate and former president of the United States will be arrested on Tuesday of next week".

He cited "illegal leaks" from the Manhattan district attorney's office.

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"Protest, take our nation back," he wrote.

Law enforcement officials in New York have been making security preparations for the possibility that Trump could be indicted.

There has been no public announcement of any time frame for the grand jury's secret work in the case, including any potential vote on whether to indict the ex-president.

More to come.

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