Supporters of President Donald Trump of the United States staged mass demonstration today, January 6 in Washington, D.C, clashing with the supporter of Joe Biden and police, resulting in the arrest of six people.
According to the U.S. media, President Trump’s supporters had flocked to Washington from all across the country at the weekend to attend the rally and demand that pro-Biden electoral votes in swing states not be accounted for due to violations in the electoral process.
Fox News reported that a rally yesterday, January 5 night began peacefully but escalated into clashes with people opposed to Trump and police officers, who fired tear spray repeatedly.
Local broadcaster WUSA 9 reported that six people were arrested on charges, including illegal possession of guns and munitions, illegal possession of fireworks, and assault on a police officer.
Abundant video footage from the scene shows police officers lined up next to protesters.
A video caught a white woman punched in the face to blood by a black woman, who she said she believes was a Black Lives Matter activist.
The victim complained on camera about the police officers standing by and doing nothing to contain the attacker. The main rally is yet ahead, however.
U.S. Congress is due to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election later in the day.