Kim Carter, who stated God had advised her to drive to the Atlanta rally from Jacksonville, Fla., stated she was certain that Mr. Trump can be re-elected. She requested a member of Mr. Hill’s group whether or not it might ship some armed members to Florida to guard her and her neighbors from Antifa activists after the election is lastly overturned, as she believes will occur.
“4 extra years, as a result of God is the one who’s answerable for this,” Ms. Carter stated.
Professional-Trump rallies had been mounted in a variety of different communities across the nation. Greater than 100 folks gathered at a rally in St. Paul, Minn., to show Trump flags and name on the state’s Democratic governor to loosen coronavirus restrictions within the state. In Spanish Fort, Ala., a suburb of Cell, about 100 folks demonstrated, in line with footage posted by WKRG-TV. “We need to be a part of the ‘Cease the Steal’ nationwide motion,” one speaker there stated. “That’s why we’re right here.”
The gunfire in Olympia, Wash., got here after supporters of Mr. Trump and counterprotesters gathered close to the State Capitol on Saturday afternoon. The teams had clashed earlier than the taking pictures, with some folks throwing objects and punches. The air on the road was clouded by smoke grenades and mace, and police in riot gear later arrived on the scene.
Each units of protesters dispersed later within the afternoon, and a big space on the fringe of the Capitol campus was roped off with crime scene tape whereas a police officer and different officers assessed the scenario. A number of automobiles, together with one with a Trump sticker, remained in a parking zone inside the police cordon, together with a scattering of rocks and damaged glass.
Clashes additionally broke out between opposing teams in Washington, D.C., the place movies confirmed folks clad in Proud Boys gear punching and kicking counterprotesters who had been carrying helmets. The police stepped in and sprayed mace at a few of the males concerned within the combating.
One other video confirmed anti-police protesters struggling with officers and tossing what gave the impression to be a picket stick at them. The police arrested at the very least six folks in the course of the day, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Division stated.
Earlier within the day, the pro-Trump crowd in Washington had appeared jubilant at occasions, regardless of the setbacks within the courts and the dwindling time remaining earlier than Jan. 20, when Mr. Biden is because of be sworn in. They rewrote the chorus of the Van Halen track “Leap” to say, “Would possibly as properly Trump!” Others bought Trump-themed T-shirts and different objects promoting his false claims of electoral fraud.