Several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump in Washington protested the election results and then attacked Trump’s passing motorcycle before Trump passed, with the counterdemonstrator stabbing at least one and making at least 20 arrests.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump in Washington protested the election results and then attacked motorcycles running overnight before Trump passed, with terrorists vandalizing, at least one offense. And made at least 20 arrests.
Saturday also saw hordes of Trump supporters in several other cities accepting Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College and popular vote victory as valid. Despite the lack of evidence of voter fraud or other problems, efforts to “stop stealing” and “count every vote” continued.
As night fell, the relatively peaceful protests in Washington went from tense to violent. The video, posted on social media, showed fights, projectiles and clubs with Trump supporters demanding that they take off their MADA hats and banners and leave. The tension increased until Sunday morning. Officials said a wide range of charges were made against them, including assault and possession of weapons. Two police officers were injured and several firearms were recovered by the police.
Trump himself approved the gathering Saturday morning by sending his motorcycle through the streets with supporters before being rolled into his Virginia Golf Club. People chanted “USA, USA” and “Four more years” and many raised American flags and signs to show their displeasure with the vote tally and insistence, as Trump unabashedly asserted, the cause of the fraud. Was.
“I just want to keep my spirits up and she knows we support her,” said Anthony Whitaker, a loyalist, Winchester, Virginia. He was outside the Supreme Court, where after a few thousand gathered he arrived at the Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania House, off Pennsylvania Avenue.
A broad coalition of top government and industry officials has announced that the voting and subsequent counting on November 3 came to the fore more easily than the slightest hiccup – “the safest in American history,” he said , To undermine Trump’s efforts. Integrity of competition.
In Delray Beach, Florida, several hundred people marched, with some reading signs “counting every vote” and “we cannot live under a Marxist government”. In Lansing, Michigan, protesters gathered speakers at the Capitol to express skepticism over the results that won Biden the state by more than 140,000 votes. Phoenix police estimated that 1,500 people gathered outside the Arizona Capitol to protest Biden’s narrow victory in the state. Demonstrators gathered at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon.
One of the speakers in Washington was a Georgia Republican newly elected to the US House. Marjorie Taylor Green, who has expressed support for racist views and QAnon conspiracy theories, urged people to march peacefully to the Supreme Court.
The march included members of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist group known for walking the street with ideological opponents at political rallies.
About a block from the White House, small groups of Trump supporters attempted to enter the area around Black Lives Matter Plaza, where several hundred anti-Trump protesters had gathered.
In a pattern that kept repeating itself, Trump supporters, who were upset, were surrounded by water and saw their maga hats and pro-Trump’s flags and burned amidst cheers. As the night approached, several police lines kept the two sides separated.
The video posted on social media showed some protesters and protesters showing them shaving, punishing and slapping. Bullhorn has a man shouting “Get out of here!” One man was pushed into the street and then surrounded by several people and turned around and beaten until he fell first into the street. Bloody and amazed, he woke up and went to a police officer.
The “Million Maga March” was heavily publicized on social media, raising concerns that it might clash with anti-Trump protesters, who have gathered near the White House at Black Lives Matter Plaza for weeks.
In preparation, the police closed the city wide swaths, where many shops and offices have been closed since the election day. Chris Rodriguez, director of the city’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, said police had experience keeping the peace.
The issues Trump’s campaign and its allies have pointed out are specific in every election: signatures, confidentiality envelopes and postage marks on post-ballots, as well as possible misunderstandings or defeats for a small number of ballots. Under Biden Trump’s leadership with wide margins in major battlegrounds, none of those issues will have any impact on the outcome of the election.
A former administration official, Sebastian Gorka, killed the mob by the Supreme Court, saying “we can win him.” But, he said, “it’s going to be tough.”
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