Violence breaks out in Washington, DC at pro-Trump protest
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Violence broke out on Saturday when several thousand people rallied at US capital city of Washington, DC in support of to protest the results of the , where former has been projected to have defeated the incumbent in both the and the . The demonstrations were initially peaceful, but clashes with counter-protesters broke out by the evening hours.in the
Video captured two factions pushing, punching, and throwing. A report alleged and were used.
As a result of Saturday's unrest, according to a report citing the mayor's office, twenty people were arrested, and two police officers were injured. President Trump lashed out at the capital city's Democratic mayoron , accusing her of "not doing her job". The president has blamed Democratic leadership for violence and unrest in various US cities throughout 2020.
The president has not yetthe election, and has claimed widespread with , and made various legal challenges. State and federal election officials have stated there is currently no evidence to support the President's claims of widespread voter fraud.
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