BLM protester left bleeding on floor and man stabbed as violence erupts at Trump march
A Trump supporter faces a counter protester in Washington (Image: REUTERS)
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Violence erupted in Washington DC last night as Trump supporters marched through the city echoing his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.
Protesters carrying flags and chanting "stop the steal" walked from Freedom Plaza near the White House to the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill.
They took to the street as part of the "Million MAGA March," referring to Trump's campaign mantra of "Make American Great Again."
DC police reported at least 20 arrests as of Saturday night but images on social media showed more people being detained as the night progressed.
The arrests were made on charges including simple assault, assault on a police officer, and weapons violations, officers said.
Members of the Proud Boys clash with counter protesters
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Four people were arrested for firearm violations, two for assault, one for not having a permit, one for assaulting a police officer and two for disorderly conduct, according to public affairs officer Alaina Gertz.
According to reports, one man was stabbed during the protests and two police officers were injured.
A man in his 20s was left with serious injuries and rushed to the hospital after being stabbed in the back during the tensions.
And a Black Lives Matter protester was knocked to the ground and was left with blood coming out of her mouth as she lay in the middle of the street.
The protests took place as Donald Trump still refuses to concede after Joe Biden won the presidential election on November 3 and became President-Elect.
Law enforcement officers were at the scene of the protests
Counter protesters burned a Trump hat
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Trump and his campaign have been claiming there was widespread fraud in the electoral process – particularly in connection to postal votes.
However, their claims are unfounded and there are no proofs of fraud.
During the protests on Saturday, Trump's motorcade briefly drove through the crowds on the way to his golf course in Sterling, Virginia.
Demonstrators cheered as the president, wearing a red baseball cap emblazoned with the MAGA slogan, waved from inside the presidential limousine.
Protesters participated in a 'Stop the Steal' protest in Washington DC
Members of the far-right Proud Boys group, mostly clad in black with some wearing helmets and ballistic vests, were among the marchers.
Some left-wing groups staged small counter-demonstrations, including members of the loose movement known as antifa.
Near the Supreme Court, some counter-protesters carried black umbrellas and makeshift shields, while others formed a line of bicycles to prevent pro-Trump protesters from approaching their group from the rear.
Counter protesters clash with a Trump supporter
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Supporters are backing Trump's claim that the November 3 election was fraudulent despite having no proof
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They called Trump supporters "Nazis", while the protesters shouted back a profanity about antifa.
There were at least half a dozen scuffles and several tense standoffs in which police manned barricades between groups, but the violence appeared isolated, Reuters reports.
In one instance, several counter-protesters near Union Station attacked a Trump supporter, who fell to the ground and received medical care after suffering a cut to the head.
A journalist said she was hurt in the ear by some Proud Boys members and had to be assisted by a paramedic.
Protesters held signs such as 'Stop the Steal'
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Reporter Madison Muller said some people were shouting “repeal the 19th!” outside the Supreme Court.
The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote.
Left-wing protesters held separate rallies and faced off Trump supporters throughout the night.
Police officers surrounded the entrance to The Capitol Hilton near the White House after a confrontation with the anti-Trump protesters.
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One man was detained after a Trump sign was set on fire outside the hotel, according to USA Today.
And a MAGA fan was reportedly kicked in the head and stomped by anti-Trump protesters, The Sun reports.
The Proud Boys held their own rally from about 9pm after several altercations.
The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in multiple states with little success so far.
Legal experts have said the litigation is extremely unlikely to change the election outcome.
Biden won 306 votes to Trump's 232 in the state-by-state Electoral College system that determines the winner, according to Edison Research, far more than the 270 required to win the election.
He also leads in the national popular vote by more than 5.5 million votes, or 3.6 per cent. 23012401