A pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., turned violent Saturday when four Trump supporters were stabbed.
Social media accounts of the incidents at the “Stop the Steal” march blamed members of antifa for the stabbings.
The four Trump backers were reported to be in critical condition, according to ABC.
Overall, nine were reported injured. The march also resulted in 33 arrests, according to WUSA-TV.
Trump supporters gathered to denounce the results of the Nov. 3 election. Although the results as they currently stand show that presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is likely to be named president when the Electoral College meets Monday, the Trump campaign has insisted that there has been voter fraud in states that include Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as Pennsylvania.
Despite multiple anecdotal claims of voting irregularities, proof has yet to surface that there was a widespread effort to distort the voting process in such a way that would have impacted the final results of the presidential election. Numerous affidavits testifying to various types of election fraud have been filed in courts in several swing states. These affidavits indicate that those who witnessed conduct believe that fraud took place but those allegations have yet to be proven through either the courts or law enforcement.
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Video from Saturday’s march showed the incident.
— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) December 13, 2020
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Update: Four stabbed near 11th and F St., and officials say they suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. Still some blood on the sidewalk and discarded first aid supplies near the loading dock of Saks off 5th. #DCprotests pic.twitter.com/PBPb2J00bw
— Marissa J. Lang (@Marissa_Jae) December 13, 2020
The videos indicate that police arrested the individual.
The rally included members of the Proud Boys and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“The courts do not decide who the next president of the United States will be,” Flynn said, according to Newsweek. “We the people decide.”
“I will tell you one more time — because I’ve been asked — on a scale of one to 10, who will be the next president of the United States, and I say, ‘Donald Trump: 10.’ A 10,” he said.
Trump “knows that the people that he can trust are people that he’s never met. And that’s you,” Flynn told his audience. “He trusts you because he knows you know what’s going on and you will not allow what’s going on to happen in our country.”
The Electoral College is scheduled to meet on Monday to officially vote on the presidency. However, that vote must still be certified by Congress before the process is complete.
“Don’t get bent out of shape,” Flynn said, according to The Washington Post. “There are still avenues … We’re fighting with faith, and we’re fighting with courage.”
Rally-goer Ruth Hillary, 58, of California, said she will fight as long as the president does.
“If President Trump accepts it and Vice President Pence accepts it, then we will accept it,” she told The Washingtion Post. “But right now, this is a godly protest.”
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