In all, over 20 individuals have been arrested amid pro-Trump protests within the District on Saturday.
WASHINGTON — Over 20 individuals have been arrested at protests in DC on Saturday and when pro-Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed later that night, in response to the Metropolitan Police Division and U.S. Park Police.
Flag burning, group clashes and fireworks are amongst issues being seen in downtown DC later within the night on Saturday. Each left-wing and right-wing teams are alleged to be in Washington proper now.
Arrests have been made close to Freedom Plaza and Black Lives Matter Plaza. Each have been widespread gathering factors for protesters in DC all through the summer time and fall.
The U.S. Park Police stated it arrested an extra particular person for easy assault. The remainder of the arrests have been by the Metropolitan Police Division.
Preliminarily report for arrests at Saturday’s protests earlier than, throughout and after the pro-Trump protests:
- 4 topics for Firearm Violations.
- Two topics for Easy Assault
- One topic for No Allow
- One topic for Assault on a Police Officer
- Two topics for Affray/Disorderly
- 1 topic arrested for easy assault (That is the one arrest by U.S. Park Police.)
It isn’t identified presently if anybody arrested is part of a sure group or not.
DC Police stated two of its officers have been injured and that its division made 20 arrests as of late Saturday night.
WUSA9 reporters have heard chants from the right-wing group Proud Boys.
There are studies that the left-wing group Antifa could also be within the space, however WUSA9 continues to be working to verify all teams which can be concerned.
One man was additionally stabbed, in response to a press release from DC Police. It isn’t identified if the injured man was affiliated with any teams in downtown DC.
Protest teams conflict in DC
Scores of President Donald Trump’s supporters arrived at Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C. forward of a deliberate march to the Supreme Courtroom, backing the president’s unfounded claims that the election is being stolen.
It was identified earlier than Saturday that clashes may escape with counter-protesters additionally demonstrating within the space.
Neither police departments gave particular tales or reasoning for arrests that have been made. Simply prices that the individuals arrested might face.
There have been counterprotesters close to Freedom Plaza across the similar time the pro-Trump rallies began. However it’s not identified if any of those arrests stem from clashes.
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