A video of protesters chanting “Donald Trump is going to jail” has gone viral on social media, with over 1 million views. The footage was originally filmed by the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) and later shared on X, formerly known as Twitter. The clip shows Donald Trump leaving the statehouse in Concord, New Hampshire, and getting into a vehicle as protesters gathered on location to chant “lock him up” and then “Donald Trump is going to jail.”
The former president is accused in four indictments and two lawsuits, including the mishandling of classified documents after leaving the White House, the payment of alleged hush money to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election, inflating the value of his assets, and a conspiracy to defraud American voters. Trump has denied wrongdoing in all cases.
Newsweek contacted Trump’s 2024 campaign by email for a comment on Tuesday. The senior digital editor at the liberal MeidasTouch, Acyn, wrote on X, receiving over 870,000 views. Before becoming a news company, MeidasTouch was a political action committee founded in 2020 with the purpose of stopping the re-election of Trump. In another clip from the same event, protesters can be heard still chanting “lock him up.”
No other candidate in U.S. history has faced a similar legal battle ahead of the presidential election, but Trump is still the Republican frontrunner for 2024. As of October 23, Trump had the support of 57% of Republican primary voters, according to FiveThirtyEight. Trump compared himself to Nelson Mandela on Monday, saying he was the victim of federal and state prosecutors going after him for political reasons.