21 arrested, 4 cops injured during weekend unrest in DC

Discord Saturday between Trump supporters and counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, a stabbing and 21 arrests


By Suzie Ziegler 

WASHINGTON — Police in Washington, D.C. arrested 21 people Saturday after clashes between Trump supporters and counter protesters turned violent. After thousands of Trump supporters marched to the Supreme Court to protest election results, nighttime violence led to fistfights and a stabbing. 

According to NBC Washington, five people face gun charges, two are accused of assaulting police officers and others were cited for aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct and destruction of property. 

Among those arrested, a man and a woman from Georgia were seen openly carrying guns; four people were arrested for assaulting a man and stealing from him; another man hit someone with a flagpole multiple times; and a D.C. man was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon after he threw a firework at a crowd. Video shows the firework exploding at an outdoor restaurant area. 

Police said four officers were injured during the unrest and a stabbing victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, reported the Associated Press. Police are still searching for three other assault suspects, according to NBC Washington.

An officer puts out a sign that counter-protesters lit on fire after supporters of President Donald Trump held pro-Trump marches Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
An officer puts out a sign that counter-protesters lit on fire after supporters of President Donald Trump held pro-Trump marches Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Associated Press says authorities are reviewing surveillance footage.

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