Washington DC has been flooded by Thousands of American people who voted for President Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential election protesting against what they described as a stolen election.
President Trump has in different terms alleged that the November election was stolen by the Democrats, which has triggered several lawsuits by the Trump campaign against some states.
The Tuesday’s “Save America” demonstration is holding ahead of a proposed mass rally of Trump supporters on Wednesday, coinciding with a Congressional vote to certify Joe Biden’s supposed election win via the Electoral College.
President Trump has promised to attend Wednesday’s ‘Save America March’ in person, following his retweeted promotional video posted by one of the organisers adding, “I will be there. Historic day!”
Although, two previous protests by Trump supporters against the election result last year met with violent clashes with counter-protestors.
Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested that Washington DC National Guard be deployed to help manage the protests as he claimed demonstrations in November and December had “resulted in a large influx of participants, violence and criminal activity.”
A group of 13 Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, have said they will object to certifying Mr Biden’s victory arguing more time is needed to investigate accusations of fraud.