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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Protests Breakout in Washington DC During Election Day

Protests were held in front of the White House and in other cities throughout Election night and Wednesday morning which remained fairly peaceful but some arrests were made.

Protests were held in front of the White House and in other cities throughout Election night and Wednesday morning which remained fairly peaceful but some arrests were made. 

The protesters gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza and nearby McPherson Square to watch the results of the election while the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officers patrolled the area.

Footage from Twitter has circulated social media showing some protesters shoving each other. which was immediately dispersed by police.

MPD reported that they have also arrested a man at 16th and K streets NW for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and two more were arrested at 16th and I streets NW following an assault incident.

MPD also reported a stabbing at 2:26 a.m. Wednesday near 14th and New York Ave. NW which involved three victims. 

“The incident remains under investigation, and MPD cannot verify any specific affiliation of the suspects,” said the MPD. 

As the final result nears, D.C. police officers will be on duty and on the streets in the coming days due to the anticipated civil unrest.

“It’s unclear if we’ll have a result even tonight, maybe not until later in the week. So, it’s a little, you know, we’re not really sure what’s going to happen,” said Police Chief Peter Newsham .

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