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21 arrests in Washington rally and conflict continue

by YCPress

On the 14th local time, a large-scale protest march and rally broke out in Washington, the capital of the United States. There have been confrontations and clashes between protesters with different views.

As of the early morning of the 15th, rallies and conflicts continued. According to information released by the Washington police, the rallies and clashes on the 14th have resulted in 21 arrests and two other police officers injured.

On the 14th, supporters of the current US President Trump held rallies near the White House, in front of the US Congress and the US Supreme Court to protest the election results. Including some far-right personnel. At the same time, people with different opinions, including those who oppose racial discrimination, also held rallies. Verbal and physical conflicts occurred between the two parties.

It is reported that among the 21 persons arrested, 5 face gun-related charges and two are suspected of assaulting police; a 26-year-old youth who threw fireworks at a crowd was charged with “attacking with dangerous weapons”; the others were charged with “Assaults”, “disturbing public security”, “damaging property” and other crimes of varying degrees. According to reports, the arrested persons are mostly in their 20s and 30s, and at least two of them are women.

On the 14th, in addition to Washington, Trump supporters also held protest rallies in North Carolina, Texas, Michigan and other places.