At evening, 4 individuals have been stabbed close to 11th Road and F Road Northwest, in accordance with Douglas Buchanan, a spokesman for the town’s hearth division. The mayor’s workplace stated that the 4 have been in essential situation, including that two cops additionally have been harm and brought to hospitals. The authorities didn’t present every other particulars, together with which teams of protesters the injured belonged to.
All through the day, the police arrested not less than 23 individuals, together with six on fees of assaulting a police officer, the mayor’s workplace stated.
Earlier within the day, the pro-Trump crowd in Washington had appeared jubilant at occasions, regardless of the setbacks within the courts and the dwindling time remaining earlier than Jan. 20, when Mr. Biden is because of be sworn in. They rewrote the chorus of the Van Halen track “Leap” to say, “Would possibly as effectively Trump!” Others offered Trump-themed T-shirts and different objects promoting his false claims of electoral fraud.
Some demonstrators have been extra assured than others that Mr. Trump may safe a second time period regardless of dropping the election.
Phyllis Monson, 61, who drove for a number of days from Tonopah, Ariz., to attend the rally, stated that she was unsure what steps remained accessible to overturn the election however that she was satisfied it had been unfair.
“This election was such a fraud,” Ms. Monson stated. “There must be a revote.”
Luther Anderson, 30, stated he had voted for former President Barack Obama and for Mr. Trump however couldn’t envision Mr. Biden as president. Mr. Trump has released Black people from prison through a criminal justice overhaul, he famous, whereas Mr. Biden contributed to the 1994 crime bill that lengthened felony sentences for many individuals, a lot of them Black and a few of whom stay imprisoned.
“The media’s attempting to make him this good man after which make Trump the villain,” stated Mr. Anderson, who lives in Washington. “It’s just like the media, they’re attempting to, like, brainwash.”
Hailey Fuchs and Pranshu Verma reported from Washington, and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs from Aurora, N.Y. Mike Baker contributed reporting from Seattle; Hallie Golden from Olympia, Wash.; Sean Keenan from Atlanta; and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio from New York.