Violence erupts in Washington as Trump supporters, protestors clash

Monday, 16 Nov, 2020

'He won because the Election was Rigged, ' Trump tweeted in reference to his Democratic rival.

President Donald Trump's legal allies have launched a flurry of lawsuits arguing that widespread fraud could have been committed because its poll watchers didn't get proper access to the voting process. During this time there was a fierce fight between the Trump supporters and their opponents. I may even try to stop by and say hello. Some supporters ran excitedly after the motorcade, according to a pool reporter traveling with the president. As the darkness spread in Washington, Trump protesters became more and more angry.

An elderly man was shoved to the ground when he attempted to get on a bicycle in Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Police used a chemical agent on anti-Trump protesters after they refused to back away from the Capital Hilton. As per reports, the scuffle started after anti-Trump protestors overturned the tables of vendors selling pro-Trump gear.

Multiple confrontations appeared later in the day as small groups of Trump supporters attempted to enter the area around Black Lives Matter Plaza, about a block from the White House, where several hundred anti-Trump demonstrators had gathered.

Trump himself made a drive-past of the rally in his armored motorcade, on his way to play golf, smiling through his limousine window to wild cheers and signs saying "Best prez ever" and "Trump 2020: Keep America Great".

Donald Tarca Jr., who traveled to Washington from West Palm Beach, Florida, held an enormous flag imprinted with a very big portrait of Trump.

Daily Caller photojournalist Jorge Ventura shared his footage of physical attacks that occurred during the Million MAGA March with authorities, which reportedly led to the arrest of five assailants.

Members of the Proud Boys, a white-nationalist movement designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, were also seen out on the streets of Washington.

Federal election security officials have found no evidence that any voting system deleted, lost or changed votes, "or was in any way compromised", two security groups said in a statement released on Thursday by the lead U.S. cybersecurity agency.

But Trump fired off another tweet one hour later that seemed to contradict his earlier social media post.

"Trump will have the distinction of doing more than any person in the history of this country in undermining American democracy".

The Metropolitan Police Department of DC did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on arrests and injuries that occurred throughout the evening.

Accusing the United Nations health agency of mishandling the Covid-19 response and of kowtowing to China, Trump has begun withdrawing the United States - traditionally the WHO's top donor - from the organisation. "The difference matters. And all the DC businesses that boarded up their windows know exactly what the difference is".

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) shared one of the clips on Twitter, writing: "The left uses violence".