Donald Trump Jr calls the media 'worse than ANTIFA' after violent night in DC saw MAGA fans and protesters clash
DONALD Trump Jr has called the media as being “worse than ANTIFA” after a night of violent clashes between MAGA fans and protestors in Washington DC.
President Donald Trump initially referred to supporters of ANTIFA as “scum” in a Twitter message, claiming they attacked “innocent MAGA people”.
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Hours later Don Jr added his thoughts on the social media site, writing: “The only people worse are the media who have essentially been encouraging this kind of behavior by calling anyone right of center a Nazi for the last four years.”
Bloody violence erupted on the streets of the capital following the “Million MAGA March” as rival sides clashed.
One Trump supporter was kicked in the head and stomped on.
As the man lay on the ground, multiple people were seen surrounding him, with their feet raised as they went to kick him and stop on his head.
He was later seen being escorted away by others, his face bloodied. Other pictures showed cops trying to break up a fight between members of the Proud Boys and supporters of Trump and counter-protesters.
Earlier anti-Trump protesters were seen throwing fireworks and bottles at his supporters as they dined outside a restaurant at around 6pm.
Proud Boys are self-described as having an “anti-political correctness” and “anti-white guilt” agenda.
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the group as an "alt-right fight club."
In one image, a person lay on the ground in the fetal position trying to cover themselves as a man grabbed their shirt while cops tried to break up the brawl.
'MILLION MAGA MARCH'
Thousands of Trump supporters had participated in a "Million Maga March" as they filled the streets of DC, heading to the Supreme Court.
Demonstrators echoed baseless claims from Donald Trump, who has claimed he won the election and there was voter fraud.
Amid the Saturday march, counter-protesters – including Antifa demonstrators – showed up as they insisted the election is over.
Clashes between the groups ensued, as violence erupted.
Videos showed protesters and counter-demonstrators trading punches, slaps, and shoving one another.
Some counter-demonstrators stole red hats and flags, and lit them on fire, according to The Washington Post.
A brawl broke out just five blocks from the White House around 8pm, and went on for several minutes before cops arrived and cleared the area, The Washington Post reported.
VIOLENT CLASHES IN DC
One man in his 20s was stabbed in the incidents and rushed to the hospital, a DC Fire official told The Post.
In one video posted on social media a woman can be heard repeatedly shouting ‘f**k Trump” as she set fire to a MAGA hat and held it aloft.
She then stamps on the hat to extinguish it on top of a Trump flag, which protesters then set fire to, while elsewhere Black and Blue flags were also reportedly burnt.
Pictures also show a MAGA hats and a Trump flag with the President’s face on it being burnt.
Footage also emerged showing a young pro-Trump couple with the young woman in tears pushing through a crowd of counter-protesters who threw eggs and unidentified liquids at them. Supporters of Trump chanted “USA, USA” and “four more years” as they marched in the streets.
Trump drove by the rally in his motorcade to wave at supporters – but did not exit the vehicle.
Supporters carried Trump and American flags as they held signs showing displeasure with the vote counts.
One video from earlier Saturday showed a Trump supporter with a bloodied face falling to the ground after he was reportedly assaulted.
A punching match broke out between members of the group Refuse Fascism, who were dressed in black, and Trump supporters, the New York Post reported.
Members of the Proud Boys also went to the event in large groups, with some chanting "F**k Antifa" as they marched along Freedom Plaza.
A total of 20 people were arrested during the protests – four for firearms violations, two for simple assault, one for assaulting a police officer, two people for acting disorderly, and one for what the Metropolitan Police Department described as “no permit,” the local NBC station said.
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