A man was stabbed to death and two police officers injured as clashes between anti-Trump protesters and supporters of the President continued in Washington DC after tens of thousands poured into the Capitol on the "Million MAGA March".
Violence broke out on Saturday night when left and right groups got into a brawl around 8 p.m., just five blocks from the White House. The ugly scenes lasted several minutes as the two groups carried batons and poked and poked each other until police intervened.
A man in his twenties was seriously injured and taken to hospital after being stabbed in the back during the argument.
Another Black Lives Matter protester was thrown to the ground where she lay with blood on her face as the pro-Trump group filmed her yelling "F *** Antifa".
She was eventually helped off the ground and taken to a nearby bank by a police officer when the violence continued around her and the police rushed to try to separate the two groups.
Anti-Trump protesters were previously seen throwing fireworks and bottles at his fans as they dined outside a restaurant around 6 p.m. A Trump supporter threw back a chair in retaliation after fireworks exploded right next to him.
Trump supporters initially tried to yell back and chant "People die while you are eating" at the large group of protesters who had gathered around them, before being forced to flee inside when the fireworks started.
Police reported at least twenty arrests Saturday night, but social media footage showed more people were arrested as the night wore on.
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Left and right groups meet in the middle of the street after the "Million MAGA March".
Supporters of US President Donald Trump point at anti-Trump protesters as they dine near Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC on Saturday before being lit with fireworks and bottles and forced to flee inside
A Black Lives Matter protester is bleeding from her mouth as she lies in the middle of the street during a protest after the Million MAGA March. The video shows members of the Proud Boys surrounding and filming her as she tried to get up before being pushed back and a police officer came to carry her to the side of the road
DC police officers fight protesters as violence breaks out in Washington DC on Saturday night
A supporter of US President Donald Trump is on site after walking through Black Lives Matter Plaza on Saturday
A man is tossed into the air by Washington Metropolitan police officers as Trump supporters and anti-fascist protesters clash outside the front door of the Capital Hilton Hotel in downtown Washington DC on Saturday night
Police officers arrest a protester in DC on Saturday as anti-Trump protesters clash with the president's supporters
Police officers stand in line to monitor a post-Million MAGA March protest as tensions mount between Trump supporters and those who protest against him. At least twenty people were arrested at 10 p.m. on Saturday
A man in a white shirt who is pelted with liquid is led away by police from protesters near BLM Square in DC.
VIDEO: A group of Trump supporters dined at P. J. Clarke near the White House and counter-protesters began throwing bottles and fireworks at them.
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Tens of thousands of pro-Trump groups gathered in Freedom Plaza at noon on Saturday afternoon and listened to speeches before marching to the Supreme Court. Left-wing activists also came to protest the protest and there were minor skirmishes on pushing and pushing, but police formed lines to separate the two groups.
Several police lines prevented Trump supporters from entering the Black Lives Matter Plaza area as night fell and tensions mounted.
Those who managed to get into the area were doused in water and saw their MAGA hats and pro-Trump flags ripped off. Videos posted on social media showed some protesters and counter-demonstrators dealing in bumps, slaps and slaps.
A man with a megaphone yells, "Get out of here!" was pushed into the street by a man who was then surrounded by several people and was pushed and beaten until he fell face first in the street. Bloody and dazed, he was picked up and went to a police officer.
A member of the far-right Proud Boys militia clashes with an anti-Facist protester as violence continues in DC.
A police officer arrests a member of the Proud Boys in a clash with an Antifa member in the middle of the street
Members of Antifa and Proud Boys meet in the middle of the street after the "Million MAGA March".
The ugly scene pictured above lasted a few minutes before the police arrived to break up the groups
Hundreds of Proud Boys and Trump supporters gathered for a second rally on Saturday evening around 9 p.m.
Police in riot gear tried to keep the groups separate as the violence worsened
Protesters and Trump supporters continued to yell at each other as they were separated by a police line
Many of the Trump supporters went without a mask as they marched through DC again
As the night wore on, the clashes grew more violent as groups of proud boys organized and joined by ten Trump supporters, who claimed, "We're not done cleaning the city tonight, let's go."
Just as many left-wing protesters faced them, targeting the president's remaining fans. The group was dressed in all black and attacked anyone who wore Trump clothing.
Police surrounded the entrance to the Capitol Hilton near the White House following a confrontation with the anti-Trump protesters. Inside were the President's supporters holding flags to mock outsiders and gathering outside to sign the national anthem.
A man was arrested after a Trump sign was set on fire outside the hotel USA today, while protesters slashed tires and disfigured a truck wearing a red trumpet hat.
Police were eventually forced to use a chemical agent on the protesters when they tried to force them back from the hotel, and further arrests were made.
The Proud Boys held their own rally around 9 p.m. after several clashes between them and the demonstrators. They sang "Break out Kyle!" In relation to Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old has been accused of shooting three protesters during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Wisconsin in August.
DC police react as Trump supporters and anti-fascist protesters clash on the doorstep of the Capital Hilton Hotel
A supporter of US President Donald Trump argues with an anti-Trump protester during the protest against the election results
A supporter of President Donald Trump, third from left in a white hat, argues with counter-protesters after pro-Trump marches
A supporter of President Donald Trump stands up after being attacked after Saturday's pro-Trump marches
A street vendor picks up goods after her car was knocked over during a protest after the Million MAGA March.
Fear of brawls had surfaced earlier in the day as the pro-Trump crowd marched through the heavily democratic federal district.
Tensions mounted as the afternoon wore on, with sporadic but heated screaming competitions between participants in the pro-Trump rally and groups of masked counter-protesters with signs supporting Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
Police intervened quickly and there were no immediate reports of major violence until later that evening.
The DC Metropolitan Police said they had arrested at least twenty people at 10 p.m. on Saturday, including simple attacks, assaults on a police officer and gun wounds.
Public affairs officer Alaina Gertz said four people were arrested for firearms violations, two for assault, one for lack of permission, one for assaulting a police officer and two for disorderly behavior.
At around 10:30 a.m. earlier in the day, Trump left the White House and his motorcade drove past the assembled crowd of cheering supporters as he headed to his golf club in Sterling, Virginia.
The motorcade was greeted with applause, cheering, waving and whistling by hundreds of Trump supporters on either side of the street.
They beat the air, took photos, and held signs that said "Best prez ever" and "Stop the steal".
The crowd also waved flags with messages like "Trump 2020: Keep America great", "Trump 2020: No more cops ** t", "Everyone on board the Trump train!", "Women for Trump" and "Trump 2020: Pro life ", pro god, pro weapon".
In the president's armored state car, Trump was seen smiling, waving and pointing at his supporters.
"I just want to keep his mood and let him know we support him," said a Trump loyalist, Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, of outside the Supreme Court, where thousands gathered after marching down Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza nearby gathered the White House.
A counter-protester burns a Trump 2020 flag after supporters of President Donald Trump held a pro-Trump march in DC.
The Pro-Trump rally overflowed massively from Freedom Plaza, which has an official capacity of about 13,000 people
Pro-Trump groups gathered in Freedom Plaza (above) at noon on Saturday and listened to speeches before marching to the Supreme Court in a massive demonstration in support of Trump's allegations of electoral fraud
Trump makes a surprise visit to the Million MAGA March in Washington DC on Saturday and points to the cheering crowd
Police officers in riot gear provide security as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump's rally in Washington, DC on Saturday
A girl screams in fear as counter-protesters fight a Trump supporter who is taking her and her mother away from the rally
The Trump supporter falls to the ground with the little girl behind him as the police grab the counter-protester
The police are holding a counter-protester. The DC Metropolitan Police said they had arrested at least 20 people on charges of simple assault, assault of a police officer, and gun abuse, among other things
The massive group of Trump supporters marched from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court in support of Trump's fraud claims
Trump supporters hold “Stop the Steal” signs in front of the Supreme Court during the Million MAGA March after the 2020 US presidential election for Democratic candidate Joe Biden
The official event ended around 4 p.m. The organizers told the crowd to follow a safe, police-protected exit route. The Journey song Don't Stop Believin 'played as the exuberant crowd dispersed. Few in the crowd were observed wearing masks.
The clashes between protesters started almost immediately. In front of Union Station, a Trump supporter was bloodied in the head by counter-demonstrators.
In another shocking scene, a little girl screamed in fear when counter-protesters clashed with a Trump supporter who appeared to be taking her and her mother away from the Trump event.
The march had rallied on Saturday to support Trump's campaign as it filed legal lawsuits and complained that their election observers were unable to review the voting process. Many of these challenges have been dropped by judges, some within hours of their filing.
A former administrative officer, Sebastian Gorka, spiced up the crowd at the Supreme Court by saying, "We can win because he won." But he added, "It will be difficult."
Controversial Infowars radio host Alex Jones, flanked by the Oath Keepers militants, arrives at the rally
Jones and a female companion attend the Million MAGA March from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court
A stunned Trump supporter fell to the ground in front of Union Station after being hit by counter-demonstrators on Saturday
A man is seen injured as Trump supporters take part in a "Stop the Steal" protest following the 2020 US presidential election
The Trump supporter was bleeding from his head after being beaten outside Union Station on Saturday
A bystander rushed to help the injured man as the police set up bicycles around him
An injured US President Donald Trump supporter is helped after being attacked by an unknown assailant in DC
Officers separate a Trump supporter (left) from a left counter-protester (right) during the event on Saturday
Among the speakers was a newly elected Georgia Republican, Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene, who has expressed his support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, urged people to march peacefully to the Supreme Court.
Police formed a line to keep the two sides separate after a large group of counter-demonstrators, wearing black and carrying umbrellas, a hallmark of anti-fascist tactics gathered. "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA," sang a counter-protester with a megaphone.
"Hit MAGA in the face," read a large banner of the counter-protesters, on which the circled "A" symbol of the anarchists could also be seen. Other counter-protesters had signs supporting BLM
Trump supporters, who appeared to outnumber the counter-protesters massively, threw insults at the black-clad group. "Commie, Commie," sang one man while another mocked. "Go back to the basement."
Meanwhile, Joe and Jill Biden went on a bike ride in a state park in Delaware, wearing masks during the ride
President Donald Trump leaves the White House on Saturday morning before his motorcade passes the crowd
In the president's armored state car, Trump was seen smiling, waving and pointing at his supporters
Around 10:30 a.m., Trump left the White House and his motorcade drove past the assembled crowd of cheering supporters who had arrived for the Million MAGA March
A motorcade of President Donald Trump drives past a group of supporters attending a rally near the White House
Trump supporters demonstrate how the motorcade with Trump drives through a rally as they leave the White House
President Donald Trump was playing golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia when his DC supporters gathered
Before the rally began, Trump's motorcade drove into Freedom Plaza, where people had climbed walls and other buildings for a better view.
Some Trump supporters ran after the motorcade excitedly. There were chants from & # 39; USA! UNITED STATES! & # 39;, & # 39; We want Trump! We want Trump! & # 39; and & # 39; Four more years! Four more years! & # 39;
Many people wore red, white, and blue flag patterns. One man wore a T-shirt that said, "I'm unfortunate." A booth had been set up to sell goods like a Trump rally. The US parks police were present as Freedom Plaza is administered by the National Park Service.
At noon, speakers took the stage and led the crowd to chants of "Stop the Steal!" and "Trump won!"
More than 93 percent of Washington DC voters voted for Biden in last week's elections, suggesting many of those attending the rally had traveled to the capital for the event.
Although large-scale left-wing demonstrations regularly take place in DC, pro-Trump events have rarely been held this deep in Democratic territory.
A counter-protester from the Refuse Fascism group protests with a megaphone at the Million MAGA March
The large crowd filled the surrounding blocks as Trump supporters "Stop the Steal!" and "Trump won!"
The US Capitol Police maintain order in a skirmish to separate counter-protesters from the Million MAGA March
Trump's supporters gather in Washington DC's Freedom Plaza during Saturday's Million MAGA March
More than 93 percent of Washington DC voters voted for Biden in last week's elections, suggesting many of the attendees had traveled to the capital for the event
Saturday's event appeared to be the largest Republican gathering in the capital since Trump's inauguration in 2017
Police formed a line to keep the two sides separate after a large group of counter-demonstrators gathered near the rally. They carried black umbrellas, a hallmark of anti-fascist tactics
Saturday's event appeared to be the largest Republican gathering in the capital since Trump's inauguration nearly four years ago.
Controversial Infowars radio host Alex Jones led a & # 39; Stop the Steal & # 39; caravan from Texas to DC and arrived Friday night before the Saturday march.
During his Tuesday show, Jones said "the cavalry is coming" when he urged Trump supporters to disembark in "caravans" to Washington.
Jones was spotted with a serious security detail at the event on Saturday walking alongside Enrique Tarrio, chairman of Proud Boys.
The rally, dubbed the Million MAGA March, is being held in support of Trump's unfounded allegations of widespread electoral fraud that sparked the race for his opponent.
Trump has made little headway with his lawsuits in court, and on Friday he began to doubt his prospects for the first time by telling reporters that time will tell who will occupy the White House on Jan. 20.
There have been other pro-Trump protests across the country since Biden was predicted the winner on Nov. 7, but they were small and unfolded with few incidents.
Organizers had predicted 10,000 would attend the rally, and as noon approached it looked as many or more
Trump supporters pounded in the air, took photos and held signs that read "Best prez ever" and "Stop the steal".
The crowd cheered when Trump's motorcade came by for a surprise visit at the start of the Million MAGA March
Some Trump supporters ran after the motorcade excitedly. There were chants from & # 39; USA! USA! & # 39; and "We want Trump!"
In addition to the event in Washington, pro-Trump protests and counter-protests are planned in other major cities in the country.
"It's heartwarming to see all of the tremendous support out there, especially the organic rallies that are going on across the country, including a big one on Saturday in DC. I might even try and stop by and say hello," Trump wrote on Twitter on friday.
Pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington and other cities on Saturday are set to show a mix of supporters for the president, right-wing extremists and members of the Oath Keepers militia and Proud Boys in a public demonstration of his support for his efforts to stay in power .
The organizers have given the rallies various names, including the Million MAGA March, the March for Trump and Stop the Steal. MAGA is an acronym for the Trump campaign slogan "Make America Great Again". Trump tweeted his support.
In protest against the marches, opponents on social media tried to create confusion by flooding the hashtags #MillionMAGAMarch and #MarchforTrump with photos of pancakes.
Some left groups are planning counter-demonstrations in Washington and other cities.
Law enforcement had warned of possible violence in connection with the elections, including by extremist groups that have not yet appeared. Experts from extremist groups said the demonstrations in Washington had the potential to turn violent if protesters clashed with counter-protesters.
The chairman of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio (center), came to the rally, which was flanked by members of his right-wing group. Tarrio, who previously counted cans of White Claw Hard Seltzer, filled his tactical vest with yellow cans of Red Bull on Saturday
Members of the far-right Proud Boys gather in support of Trump to protest the results of the 2020 US election
Trump supporters gather in a MAGA Million March in Freedom Plaza in Washington DC to show their support for Trump and to protest the presidential election result, which they believe is fraudulent
Trump supporters demonstrate as the motorcade with US President Donald J. Trump drives past the rally
The pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington and other cities on Saturday will include a mix of presidential supporters, far-right figures and members of the Oath Keepers militia and Proud Boys
Christopher Rodriguez, Washington's director of homeland security and emergency management, said his agency is tracking about a dozen groups, each made up of "about a dozen" people who said they would attend Saturday.
"I don't want anyone to think we're talking about large numbers of people," he said at a press conference Thursday.
Rodriguez stressed that the rallies were not allowed to carry weapons. "Violence will not be tolerated," he said.
Further Trump protests took place in Delray Beach, Florida, where several hundred people marched. Some carried signs saying "Every vote counts" and "We cannot live under a Marxist government".
In Lansing, Michigan, protesters gathered at the Capitol to hear speakers express doubts about the results, which showed Biden won the state by more than 140,000 votes. The Phoenix Police Department estimates 1,500 people gathered outside the Arizona Capitol to protest Biden's narrow victory in the state.
Before Trump left the White House on Saturday, he launched a series of tweets on various topics. He attacked officials in Georgia for voting there and received a warning from Twitter.
The president also called on Congress to approve a bill on the pandemic and wished the country a happy Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
He also proposed to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Democrat, saying that any delay in distributing any COVID-19 vaccine would be the fault of state authorities.
Meanwhile, Biden was seen spending his Saturday morning biking in Cape Henlopen State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Meanwhile, Biden was seen spending his Saturday morning cycling in Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware
US President-elect Joe Biden is going on a bike ride in Cape Henlopen State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Saturday
Biden further cemented his win on Friday when Edison Research results showed he won Georgia, which gave him a final record of 306 electoral college votes, far more than the 270 to be elected president and over Trump's 232 .
The 306 votes corresponded to what Trump won in 2016 in his victory over Hillary Clinton, which he then described as a "landslide".
Trump appeared to be on the verge of accepting the likelihood of leaving the White House in January during a speech at a White House event.
& # 39; This administration will not be blocked. Hopefully whatever happens in the future – who knows what administration it will be? I think time will tell, "said Trump in his first public statements since Biden was predicted to be the election winner a week ago.
As the election result became clearer, Trump discussed with advisors possible media projects and appearances that would keep him in the spotlight ahead of a possible White House offer for 2024, aides said.
According to several consultants, he is considering starting a television station or social media company to compete with those who cheated on him and hindered his ability to communicate directly with Americans.
In the near future, Trump is expected to campaign for Republican candidates ahead of two January 5 runoff elections in Georgia to determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Trump has refused to admit to Biden, claiming without evidence that he was defrauded by widespread election fraud. State election officials do not report serious irregularities, and some of his legal challenges have failed in court.
Trump cheers next to the presidential motorcade at Freedom Plaza near the White House in Washington, DC
Supporters of US President Donald Trump cheer next to the presidential motorcade at Freedom Plaza
In addition to the event in Washington, pro-Trump protests and counter-protests are planned in other major cities in the country
A Michigan state court on Friday denied a motion by Trump's supporters to block voting certification in Detroit, which was tough on Biden. And Trump campaign lawyers dropped a lawsuit in Arizona after the final vote there challenged them.
General election security officials have found no evidence that any voting system has deleted, lost, changed, or compromised in any way, two security groups said in a statement released Thursday by the United States’s leading cybersecurity agency.
To win a second term, Trump would have to overthrow Biden's leadership in at least three states, but he has so far provided no evidence that he could do so in any of them.
States have December 8th to confirm their elections and vote for the electoral college that will officially elect the new president on December 14th.
Trump's refusal to accept defeat has blocked the official transition. The federal agency providing funding to a future elected president, the General Services Administration, has not yet recognized Biden's victory and denied him access to federal office space and resources.
Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as his motorcade drives past a supporters rally near the White House
Before the rally began, supporters of President Donald Trump cheered as his motorcade passed
Trump's motorcade caused a sensation when they passed the crowd of cheering supporters on Saturday morning
But Biden, who will meet with transition advisors in his home state of Delaware on Saturday, has pushed the process forward, setting legislative priorities, reviewing federal agency guidelines, and preparing to fill thousands of positions in the new administration.
"We are moving forward with the transition," said Jen Psaki, a senior advisor to the Biden transition team, stressing that Biden still needs "real-time intelligence" from the Trump administration to cope with the resurgent coronavirus pandemic and national security threats will.
Although the national referendum did not determine the election result, Biden was ahead with more than 5.3 million votes, or 3.4 percentage points. His share of the referendum, at 50.8%, was slightly higher than Ronald Reagan's in 1980, when he defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter.
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