Washington, January 6, 2021Update 06/01/2021 12:02
Hundreds of supporters of the president Donald Trump Arrived in the nation’s capital on Tuesday to applaud the president’s unfounded claims of election fraud a day before a vote in Congress to confirm his victory. Joe Biden In the election
see: The US Congress met Wednesday to endorse Joe Biden’s victory.
A few blocks from the White House, protesters – many of them without masks – gathered in the Plaza de la Libertad to reject the college’s vote. As the temperature dropped and it continued raining last night, hundreds of people were still in the square.
“I only come to support the President.”Said David Wideman, a 45-year-old firefighter traveling from Memphis, Tennessee.
Videm admitted he was “confused” by the setback that the president’s legal team had faced in an attempt to reverse the election results and had no idea what the rest of Trump’s options were.
“I’m not sure what you can do right now. But I want to hear what you say “Said Wideman.
Trump Tweeting supporting protesters: “Washington is caught up in people who don’t want to see radical left Democrats steal an election victory. Our country has enough, they won’t take it anymore, we hear you (and love you) from the Oval Office, make America great again! “
The president is expected to speak privately to supporters on Wednesday. Washington During an event at The Ellipse Park, not far from the White House. The protests coincided with a vote in Congress on Wednesday, where college election results are expected to be guaranteed, which Trump continues to deny.
The protests have forced local authorities and law enforcement to prepare for violent clashes in the streets. Businesses in the heart of the capital shut their windows for fears the protests would turn into riots similar to those that occurred in May and June when dozens of establishments were destroyed.
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