According to many media reports in the United States, on the evening of the 5th local time, supporters of US President Trump held a protest demonstration in downtown Washington, clashing with the police, who used pepper spray and other pepper spray to disperse the demonstrators. The wall erected by the police was also hit by demonstrators.
Several demonstrators were arrested. According to U.S. media reports, few demonstrators wore masks.
The new U.S. Congress is scheduled to convene a joint meeting of the Senate and the House of Representatives on the 6th to count the electoral votes and announce the winners of the presidential election.
Trump had previously called on demonstrators to rally on the 6th to put pressure on it. Rallys of several organizations in the United States have begun on the 5th.
Some stores in Washington have nailed door-to-door boards to protect them from possible conflicts and riots.