At least four people were stabbed Saturday night amid post-election protests in Washington DC.
DC Fire and EMS transported eight people from the protest area. The four stabbing victims are in critical condition, according to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s office with two police officers with non-life-threatening injuries and two people with minor injuries.
At least 23 people have been arrested during pro-Trump, Stop the Steal protests, the mayor’s office said.
Large groups of protesters and counter-protesters gathered earlier in the day outside the Supreme Court and at Freedom Plaza to protest the presidential election results. Most were not wearing masks.
Six people were arrested for assault on police officers, 10 were arrested for simple assault, four for riotous acts, two for crossing a police line and one for possession of a prohibited weapon — a Taser.
Videos circulating on social media showed scuffles and small fights had broken out sporadically, but the large gatherings were mostly peaceful.
Last night, members of a Proud Boys rally in DC vandalized #BlackLivesMatter banners & engaged in violent clashes with bystanders & police. One of the guest speakers: recently pardoned Michael Flynn. @rolandsmartin joins me 8aET to talk the racist side of #StoptheSteal. #velshi— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) December 13, 2020
Just before noon at the Freedom Plaza in DC for the “March for Trump.” Crowd is chanting “USA!” and “Stop The Steal” ahead of things officially kicking off. Members of the far-right group Proud Boys can be seen throughout the crowd. Covering today on @MSNBC pic.twitter.com/9tStG3D4jK— Amanda Golden (@amandawgolden) December 12, 2020
(Photo, screen grab; via CNN)