Demonstrations Spark Violent Clashes on Sidelines in Washington DC

Violent clashes have erupted in pro-Trump rallies on Saturday in Washington DC, as Trump supporters rallied against the alleged electoral fraud of President-elect Joe Biden.

Violent clashes have erupted in pro-Trump rallies on Saturday in Washington DC, as Trump supporters rallied against the alleged electoral fraud of President-elect Joe Biden. 

According to DC fire spokesperson Doug Buchanan, four people were stabbed as far-right Proud Boys group clashed with Antifa activists. 

Authorities also said that 23 people have been arrested following the demonstrations. 

The electoral college is set to confirm the official results of the US Presidential elections on Monday. 

The Proud Boys group also destroyed Black Lives Matter banners and burned one from Asbury United Methodist Church, while chanting. 

On Sunday, DC mayor Muriel Bowser said, “DC’s faith-based organizations are at the very heart of our community, giving us hope in the face of darkness. They embody our DC values of love and inclusivity. An attack on them is an attack on all of us.”

“This weekend, we saw forces of hate seeking to use destruction and intimidation to tear us apart. We will not let that happen, and continue to stand together strong and United to Love,” the mayor also said. 

Meanwhile, one person was shot in Olympia following a riot, the Washington State Patrol said. The 25-year-old suspect is now in custody.


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