Trump supporters protest to support his claim of election fraud
Thousands of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump marched in the capital Washington on Saturday to back his claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with legal challenges to overturn the election victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
Flag-carrying Trump supporters, some chanting “Stop the steal!” and “We are the champions!”, streamed into a rallying point at Freedom Plaza near the White House in downtown Washington and were due to head toward the U.S. Supreme Court building.
The demonstrations in Washington and other U.S. cities featured a mix of the president’s backers, including far-right militia groups and conservative personalities in a public display of support for his effort to stay in power.
Trump’s motorcade briefly drove slowly through the crowds on his way from the White House to his golf course in Sterling, Virginia. Flag-waving supporters chanted “USA!” and “Four more years!” as the cars rolled by.
Some of Biden’s supporters and left-wing groups planned counter-demonstrations in Washington and other cities.
Outside Trump’s golf course, anti-Trump demonstrators waved signs including, “We voted - You’re Fired.”
Biden further solidified his victory on Friday as results from Edison Research showed him winning Georgia, giving him a final tally of 306 Electoral College votes, far more than the 270 needed to be elected president and above Trump’s 232.