UPDATES: Trump leaves Mar-a-Lago as protesters line Southern
5:13 p.m. UPDATE: President Trump has left Mar-a-Lago to go to Palm Beach International Airport. He's slated to take off aboard Air Force One at 5:25 p.m.
5:07 p.m. UPDATE: Protesters continue to wait for President Trump's motorcade to travel along Southern Boulevard to Palm Beach International Airport. Watch live video from the scene:
5 p.m. UPDATE: President Trump is expected to leave Palm Beach soon as he heads to the airport to take Air Force One back to Washington, D.C.
More than 100 protesters have lined the sidewalk on Southern Boulevard in front of the Publix just east of I-95.
Here's a look at the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors along Southern Boulevard where President Trump is expected to pass shortly pic.twitter.com/342rSPd35f— Matt Morgan (@MetroMattMorgan) February 12, 2017
With Trump's motorcade soon on the move, drivers in the area can expect temporary road blocks on the north-south streets adjacent to Southern between Mar-a-Lago and Palm Beach International Airport.
4:45 p.m. UPDATE: After earlier reporting a departure time of 6 p.m., the White House now says President Trump will leave Mar-a-Lago at 5 p.m. to head to Palm Beach International Airport, where Air Force One will take off at 5:25 p.m.
Over 100 protesters have gathered outside the Publix on Southern Boulevard, the route the President will take to the airport. The protesters are rallying around a number of causes, from the Affordable Care Act to their opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Trump supporters are lining the north side of Southern Boulevard, directly across from the anti-Trump protesters.
James Roth, born and raised in West Palm Beach, shows his support for the president near protesters on Southern Boulevard before President Donald Trump's departure to the airport on February 12, 2017. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post) Richard Graulich
4:30 p.m. UPDATE: The number of people protesting along Southern Boulevard is growing ahead of President Trump's expected 6 p.m. departure from Mar-a-Lago for Palm Beach International Airport. Organizers hope to line Southern from Flagler to Palm Beach International Airport as they carry signs expressing opposition to planned pipeline projects throughout the U.S.
Watch video taken live at the scene:
UPDATE: Protest organizers now say they will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Publix parking lot off Southern Boulevard just east of I-95 and spread out from there.
EARLIER STORY: As Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plan to leave Palm Beach today, protesters say they will line Southern Boulevard as the president heads to Palm Beach International Airport.
The protest was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. but was moved up to start at 1:30 p.m. after organizers heard that Trump changed plans and would head to PBIA from Mar-a-Lago in the afternoon.
Michelle Kendall with the group Indivisible – The Resistance told the Post earlier this week that protesters want to call Trump's attention to several pipeline projects in the works in the United States, including the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and the Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida.
"We are determined to be heard," Kendall said Saturday night in an email to The Post. "We will not be avoided! This is too important for us to walk away because of a time change."