A massive pro-Trump rally in Washington this weekend ended in chaos.
The Washington Examiner reports that videos began circulating Saturday of Trump fans “being assaulted by anti-Trump groups” while attending the so-called “Million MAGA March” in D.C. And things only got worse as the night went on.
According to Breitbart, “an ‘anti-fascist’ appeared to backhand a Black Trump supporter” as the rally was just getting started Saturday morning. Police later escorted the assailant, who Breitbart said was with the group “Refuse Fascism,” away from the scene.
The #MillionMAGAMarch is officially starting in about half an hour, but violence has already broken out.
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) November 14, 2020
In another incident caught on camera, a young couple trying to leave the rally Saturday evening were doused in what Breitbart described as an “unknown liquid.” The young man was wearing a pro-Trump shirt.
Another exchange covered by Breitbart saw a Trump supporter knocked out after being kicked in the head. In some video clips, “children can be heard crying in the background,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Even the rallygoers’ vehicles weren’t off-limits for counter-protesters, according to the Examiner:
DC: Antifa militants swarm and begin to hit a Trump Supporters Jeep as he attempts to drive around traffic pic.twitter.com/nB25MnntOL
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) November 14, 2020
It all reached a peak at the close of the night when at least one person was stabbed, Newsweek reported.
Citing The Washington Post, Newsweek said “[t]he victim was a man in his 20s.” The man was “stabbed in the back,” around 8:30 p.m. in Washington, “and was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.” It remains unclear whether or not he was a participant in the pro-Trump march.
Trump shows support
For his part, President Trump has called all the support he’s received “heartwarming,” and even made a brief appearance at the rally Saturday, waving at the crowd from his motorcade, The Hill reported.
MOMENTS AGO: Trump supporters rush to see the president’s motorcade driving by. pic.twitter.com/h0brs4gfC0
— The Hill (@thehill) November 14, 2020