The Federal Aviation Administration declared an immediate no-fly zone over the skyscraper where new US President Donald Trump lives with his family, reported by Daily News.
No-fly zones have been put in place around President-elect Donald Trump’s residence at Trump Tower in New York City and Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s home in Indianapolis.
The two no-fly zones will remain in effect until Noon eastern on January 21st, the day Trump will be inaugurated. At that point, standard Presidential no-fly orders — no-fly zones that go wherever the president and vice president do — will be enacted.
The flight ban will re-route many helicopter tours of the city, limit the work of media helicopters as well as re-routing commercial aircraft. Drones are also banned. The change could cause flight delays out of LaGuardia Airport.
The United States has seen waves of large-scale, sometimes violent protests in the past few years. Cities from Ferguson, Missouri, to Berkeley have been rocked by demonstrations following high-profile police killings of unarmed black men and teens. Those followed a wave of large-scale protest encampments, starting with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York in 2011.
Earlier it was reported that world leaders and politicians congratulated Trump on his election. Russian president Vladimir Putin was among the first to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the US presidential election.