US election: ‘Very ugly scenes’ as pro-Trump rally turns violent

Shocking images have emerged of bloodied and bruised protesters following a rally in Washington DC in support of US President Donald Trump.

The ABC’s Philip Williams spoke of “very ugly scenes” as protesters were set upon.

It’s estimated around 10,000 Trump supporters gathered for the main protest in support of the President’s so far unproven claims that the election was rigged.

Tensions began to flare as supporters came face to face with groups of anti-Trump protesters as night fell.

Video has emerged of a man who was apparently hit collapsing to the ground with a injury to his head. Other footage shows a woman punched in the back of the head, a man pushed to the ground and MAGA flags burned. Police have made multiple arrests.

Demonstrators favoring Trump clashed in the streets with counterprotesters, videos posted on social media showing fistfights, projectiles and clubs.

Police arrested at least 20 people on a variety of charges, including assault and weapons possession, officials said.

One stabbing was reported, two police officers were injured and several firearms were also recovered by police.

A week after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election, demonstrations in support of Trump also took place in other cities.

Fury at the prospect of a transfer of executive power showed no signs of abating, taking a cue the president’s unrelenting assertion of victory in a race he actually lost.

“I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him,” one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, said from outside the Supreme Court, where a few thousand assembled after a march along Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza, near the White House.

Meanwhile, claims by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany that a “million” attended the march have been rubbish.

Trump briefly turned up the rally with his motorcade driving through. But he didn’t stop, instead heading off for a round of golf.

– with AP

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