Violent clashes in DC after Trump backers' election protest

2020 Election Protests Washington
2020 Election Protests Washington
2020 Election Protests Washington
Posted at 1:29 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 15:29:23-05

WASHINGTON — After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests.

Several other cities also saw gatherings on Saturday of Trump supporters unwilling to accept Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College and popular vote victory as legitimate.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Cries of “Stop the Steal” and “Count Every Vote” rang out despite a lack of evidence of voter fraud or other problems that could reverse the result.

The demonstrations in the nation’s capital went from tense to violent during the night and early Sunday.