Violence erupted in Washington DC after Trump supporters rally

Several people were injured in a night of violence in Washington DC, including eight police officers, and four people were piled up near Black Lives Matter Plaza. The DC Metropolitan Police said Sunday that there were 33 unrelated arrests.

Violence erupted after this Trump supporter rally Held on Saturday to dispute Election result.

Four blocks from the White House and near Black Lives Matter Plaza, about 9 a.m., sporadic incidents occurred in Northwest Washington DC. Police said all the victims were hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries.

According to the Metropolitan Police, stabbed after an argument.

29-year-old Philip Johnson was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

According to Washington DC EMS, at least nine people were transported to area hospitals, including two officers.

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Trump supporters hoist flags at a major intersection near Hotel Barrington and Harry’s Bar in Washington DC on December 12, 2020.

John Lampersky / Sipa via AP Image

According to CBS Washington DC affiliate WUSA-TV, both Trump supporters and counter-protesters were in the area of ​​Freedom Plaza and Black Lives Matter Plaza. It is not clear which groups were colliding.

Asbury United Methodist Church said its Black Lives Matter sign was burned down the street. The church, which is in the District of Columbia Register of Historic Sites and the oldest Black church to remain at its original site, has been closed due to in-person worship. Kovid-19 Epidemic.

Black Lives Matter said Sunday that a sign from the Metropolitan AME Church had also been torn down, another historically African American church, WUSA-TV, said.

The Metropolitan Police said Sunday that it was investigating incidents that were captured on video and posted online.

Several thousand people gathered in Washington DC on the first Saturday for the “Million Maga March” in support of President Trump. Mr. Trump on Saturday Tweeted Her obvious surprise at the protest: “Wow! Thousands formed in Washington (DC) to stop piracy. Didn’t know about this, but I’m seeing them! #Maga”

Mr. Trump has yet to accept the 2020 election, despite all 50 states certifying their results, and was canceled after his last-legalese efforts in the courts. Elections will be held on Monday Formally cast their votes for President and Vice President, and those results will be counted by Congress on 6 January. President-Elect Joe Biden It will be inaugurated on 20 January.

a CBS News Poll Released on Sunday that 82% of Mr Trump’s supporters believe Mr Biden is not a “legitimate winner”.

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