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Arrests as Trump backers protest in D. Park Police. Among the charges were gun counts, illegal possession of fireworks and assault on a police officer. Videos on social media showed some clashes between protesters and police. Trump’s supporters descended on the nation’s capital to cheer his baseless claims of election fraud ahead of what will be a highly contentious Wednesday congressional vote to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory.
The president is expected to personally address his backers Wednesday morning during a rally on the Ellipse, just south of the White House.
Organizers said that rally would continue all day. An afternoon march was also planned to the U. Just blocks from the White House, protesters – many without masks – gathered in Freedom Plaza on Tuesday to decry the congressional vote. As temperatures dropped to the low 40s and a steady rain swept onto the streets, hundreds remained in the plaza into nightfall.
The president tweeted his support for the protesters: “Washington is being inundated with people who don’t want to see an election victory stolen by emboldened Radical Left Democrats. We hear you and love you from the Oval Office. Roger Stone during speech to Trump supporters in Washington on night of January 5, Trump continues to dispute. The rallies had local officials and law enforcement bracing for potential violent street clashes.
Many businesses in downtown Washington boarded up their windows, fearful that the protest could devolve into the unrest seen in May and June, when dozens of businesses were vandalized.
She urged residents to stay away from downtown Washington and to avoid confrontations with anyone who is “looking for a fight. The federal Bureau of Prisons said about “specially trained officers” were sent to the Justice Department headquarters to assist other security personnel but would remain “in a reserve capacity unless needed. Election officials from both political parties, governors in key battleground states and Mr. Trump’s former attorney general, William Barr, have said there was no widespread fraud in the election.
Nearly all the legal challenges from Trump and his allies have been dismissed by judges, including two rejected by the Supreme Court. A pro-Trump rally Dec. At least two local Black churches had Black Lives Matter banners torn down and set ablaze. On Monday, police arrested the leader of the Proud Boys, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 36, after he arrived in Washington ahead of the protests.
Tarrio was accused of burning one of the Black Lives Matter banners in December and was found with two high-capacity firearm magazines, police said. A judge signed an order Tuesday banning Tarrio from entering the District of Columbia , with very limited exceptions related to his criminal case.
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