WATCH Trump supporters hit Antifa protesters with American flags during clashes in Washington state capital
Two opposing events in Olympia, Washington, have resulted in violent brawls between supporters of President Donald Trump and Antifa. Police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect who allegedly fired shots during the unrest.
Pro-Trump demonstrators who gathered outside Washington State Capitol faced off with counter-protesters who attended an event labeled"Squash fascists". Violence followed, with videos on social media showing supporters of the president beating Antifa activists with American flags.
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Other footage appeared to depict masked protesters using tear gas against opponents.
There have also been reports of shots fired during the clashes. One video apparently shows a Trump supporter pointing a handgun at Antifa protesters. Another purportedly shows the man firing the weapon.
Individual who fired his gun earlier in the day can be seen at the :23 second mark pointing his firearm at protesters. According to an Olympia Police officer, that individual has been arrested & they are currently investigating the shooting. #Washington#Portland#Protest#fightpic.twitter.com/e4LQFPWb79— Independent Media PDX (@NDpendentPDX) December 6, 2020
Things are heating up. A shot was fired pic.twitter.com/SIxRGbdeD0— Alissa Azar (@R3volutionDaddy) December 5, 2020
Police later confirmed they had arrested an individual who "appeared to fire at least one round from a handgun into the opposing crowd." They added that groups of protesters eventually dispersed as officers were "monitoring to ensure things are peaceful from here forward."Also on rt.com Time for a divorce? The US is so bitterly divided between red & blue factions that some want it to split into two nations
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