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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Trump Supporters Gather in Washington for “Million MAGA March”

Thousands of supporters of United States President Donald Trump gathered in Washington on Nov. 14 to protest the election results and to echo his baseless claims on voter fraud.

Thousands of supporters of United States President Donald Trump gathered in Washington on Nov. 14 to protest the election results and to echo his baseless claims on voter fraud.

The crowd, which included right-wing activists and conspiracy theorists, marched in Freedom Plaza near the White House on Saturday morning, then moved to the Supreme Court in the afternoon where Republican officials delivered speeches.

Photos and videos showed the demonstrators, most without masks, waving American and Trump 2020 flags as they back Trump’s false claim on election fraud, contesting President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, which was announced last week.

The Department of Homeland Security released a statement last Nov. 12, debunking Trump’s claims and saying that the Nov. 3 election was “the most secure in American history.”

“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” the statement said.

Trump’s aides, Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, and far-right group Proud Boys promoted the march in social media, which was organized under various names such as “Stop the Steal,” “Million MAGA March,” and “March for Trump.”

At around 10 a.m., Trump greeted the crowd as he rode past them in his motorcade on the way to go golfing.

Counter-protesters also gathered in response. Clashes were reported but remained nonviolent.

However, the Metropolitan Police Department of D.C. reported that, as of Saturday late afternoon, 10 arrests were made, including one for assaulting a police officer, two for simple assault, and four for firearm violations.

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