WATCH: Mobs harass Trump supporters, shoot fireworks & torch MAGA merch after massive rally in Washington, DC
Saturday’s event, dubbed the #MillionMAGAMarch and attended by thousands of people, passed off relatively peacefully, and was only marred by sporadic scuffles between the right-wing Proud Boys and leftist Antifa, which were swiftly quelled by DC police.
Antifa and BLM members attack people who are eating dinner near BLM Plaza. They threw projectiles and a large firework. pic.twitter.com/w96nbZaJ8F— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 14, 2020
However, as the pro-Trump event winded down later in the day and MAGA supporters started to disperse, 'counter-protesters' turned increasingly violent and were seen chasing, attacking and harassing lone activists as police apparently struggled to respond to multiple incidents happening all at once.
Antifa black bloc in DC beat a man on the head using a stolen flag as a stick. They’re still roaming the streets tonight in packs looking for Trump supporters. Video by @livesmattershow: pic.twitter.com/uY4A0SYcww— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 15, 2020
Several videos shared online show a black-clad mob throwing projectiles and shooting fireworks at Trump supporters as they dined at restaurants in downtown DC.
Masked individual wearing a “Press” label lights MAGA gear on fire in Freedom Plaza. pic.twitter.com/5GS8MEcUUR— Phillip Nieto (@nieto_phillip) November 15, 2020
DC: Antifa and BLM rob and vandalize a black man’s MAGA merch pop up shop pic.twitter.com/skGLvTPv2l— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) November 15, 2020
Another group of ‘peaceful’ counter-protesters allegedly ransacked a stand with MAGA merchandise, and were seen torching a pile of hats and flags in the vicinity of so-called BLM Plaza.
Several other videos showed conservative activists trying to walk away as mobs followed them, intimidating and dousing Trump supporters with unidentified liquids.
DC: BLM and Antifa threaten and intimidate an elderly Trump Supporter out of BLM Plaza Unknown liquids can be seen being thrown on the elderly man, also attempts to hit him with an American flag pic.twitter.com/RU9hXGzmD2— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) November 14, 2020
While police were present in the streets in big numbers, witnesses decried their slow response to the volatile situation.
Alas! The “unity” Democrats promised is here: pic.twitter.com/wlghsDTZSw— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) November 14, 2020
One Trump supporter was brutally knocked down from behind and repeatedly kicked while lying on the asphalt – but in that case at least police reportedly arrested the perpetrators.
BREAKING - Multiple Trump supporters assaulted by pro-BLM supporters in Washington D.C. One of the supporters assaulted was brutally knocked out. The scene is chaotic right now #MillionMAGAMarchpic.twitter.com/2Gjl8WC8Z0— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) November 14, 2020
White woman wearing BLM shirt attacking a black woman and her daughter who support Trump pic.twitter.com/AsF3cXuMao— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 14, 2020
Apart from larger groups harassing individuals, there were also clashes between more equal opponents.
Open violence, projectiles being thrown, batons and sticks being used in a full melee down here. pic.twitter.com/iq8ZjgH5Cd— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) November 15, 2020
Following their clashes earlier in the day, an “all-out brawl” between the Proud Boys and Antifa was reported, with the opposing sides using shields, sticks and batons in a “full melee” in the streets of DC on Saturday evening.
Moments Ago: Antifa & Proud Boys CLASH in DC pic.twitter.com/SALSSDgUKf— Tomas Morales (@TomasMorales_iv) November 15, 2020
Police are out all over the place in DC tonight (seen here in front of the St. Regis).Still, a LOT of violence on the streets this evening. pic.twitter.com/6TIyFVldp6— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) November 15, 2020
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