Conservative groups rallied across the country on Saturday to protest the election victory of US President-elect Joe Biden, and far-right groups, including Washington, clashed with protesters despite a heavy police presence.
Organizers of Stop the Steel, which has accused the November 3 election victory of being tainted by fraud, urged church groups to support supporters of the “Jericho Parade” and prayer rallies.
But in the city of Washington, tensions escalated after dark as pro-Trump “Pride Boys” protesters and “Antifa” protesters confronted, rioting and being separated by police on bicycles.
About 200 members of the Proud Boys, a violent far-right group, marched near the Trump Hotel in the capital earlier on Saturday. Many wore war vests and ballistic underwear, carrying helmets and hand signals used by white nationalists.
The two groups insulted each other across a street near McPherson Square, with some extinguishing firecrackers, but police set them aside.
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Struggles were also planned in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona as the Trump campaign sought to overturn the vote count.
More than 50 federal and state court rulings Have confirmed Biden’s success. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday A long-running lawsuit filed by Texas And Trump’s support for expelling voting results in four states.
“Whatever the verdict yesterday … everyone is taking a deep, deep breath,” Trump’s former National Security Adviser, retired Army General Mike Flynn, told protesters before the Supreme Court, referring to the court’s refusal to hear the case.
Flynn, who has twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about links to a former Russian ambassador, spoke in his first public speech. Since Trump pardoned him in November.
“My accusation is where you want to go back to,” Flynn told the crowd, without further ado. He said the U.S. Constitution was “not about collective freedom, it’s about individual liberties, they designed it that way.”
Trump Refused to admit defeat, Was charged without evidence that he was denied victory due to massive fraud. On his way to the Andrews Air Force Base and then to the annual Army-Navy football game in New York, Trump made three passes in a Marine One helicopter over the cheering protesters.
Trump supporters carried flags and insignia into small knots through Washington City towards Congress and the Supreme Court, which were closed to traffic by police vehicles and dump trucks.
Despite the high number of Govt-19 deaths and lawsuits, some of the protesters wore masks, in defiance of the mayor’s order that they be worn outside. Several thousand people gathered in Washington, less than during a similar protest last month.
When some in the crowd echoed right-wing conspiracy theories about the election, a truck-drawn trailer flew Trump 2020 flags and a sign reading “Trump Unity”, accusing the country’s anthem of “God bless America.”
Mark Paul Jones of the Delaware Water Cape, Pennsylvania, said, “Walking with his wife toward the Supreme Court, he showed me a triangular revolutionary wartime hat.
Some protesters referred to the biblical miracle of the Battle of Jericho, in which the city walls collapsed as soldiers and priests blew their horns.
In his speech, Flynn told protesters that they were all standing after the walls of Jericho were broken down.
Ron Hazard, of Morristown, New Jersey, was one of five people arrested by the judiciary for throwing a ram horn – a chopper used in Jewish religious ceremonies to bring down the “spiritual walls of corruption.”
“We believe that what is happening in this district is an important matter. It is a balance between biblical values and anti-biblical values,” Harm said.