Massive crowds have thronged Washington DC for a ‘Million MAGA March’ as supporters of President Donald Trump continue to call for an audit of the November 3rd election.
The President has not yet conceded the closely fought election, though most media outlets have called it for the Democrat candidate, Joe Biden. The landslide for Biden predicted by the polls before the election never materialised, and the country remains deeply divided more than a week after voters went to the polls.
NBC’s reporter, Shomari Stone, tweeted a photo of the size of the crowd in Freedom Plaza.
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) November 14, 2020
Many of the protesters chanted “Stop the Steal” and “USA” and sang the national anthem.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) November 14, 2020
Students for Trump shared a video of President Trump driving by the rally.
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) November 14, 2020
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Antifa, a left-wing outfit which uses violent tactics and has played a major role in looting, burning and attacks on police in recent months in the U.S. also gathered in Washington DC to protest the Trump rally. Videos posted to social media show them attacking Trump supporters later in the evening when much of the crowd had dispersed.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 14, 2020
While Trump directly addressed the Antifa attacks in a tweet, Mr Biden did not comment on the Antifa violence.
ANTIFA SCUM ran for the hills today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because those people aggressively fought back. Antifa waited until tonight, when 99% were gone, to attack innocent #MAGA People. DC Police, get going — do your job and don’t hold back!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020