In the evening hours after the “Million MAGA March” to support President Trump in Washington, DC Saturday, leftist Antifa and Black Lives Matter-marked groups assaulted Trump supporters in the streets.
Early in the day, a large crowd of BLM-antifa counter protesters, prepped in riot gear, marched on the streets of DC carrying a banner with the anarchy symbol that also said “punch MAGA in the face.”
Once BLM and Antifa got to the Trump supporters, tensions rose. A line formed between the two groups as MAGA marchers chanted “check your privilege.” There were several confrontations during the MAGA March between BLM-Antifa and the Trump supporters.
Most of the violence occurred in the evening, when the MAGA March died down and the Trump supporters began heading home.
Here you can see BLM and Antifa steal an American flag from woman trying to leave the march. After stealing the flag, BLM-Antifa rioters broke it and sharpened the stick to make a spear.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 14, 2020
In this video, a young couple was followed by a massive BLM-Antifa crowd who hit them and threw liquid on them as they tried getting away.
A man leaving the march was knocked to the ground by BLM-Antifa rioters. He was later carried away by Trump supporters while blood poured from his nose. The BLM-Antifa agitators reportedly tried stealing the man’s phone as well.
Things escalated further once night fell. President Trump wrote on Twitter: “Radical Left ANTIFA SCUM was easily rebuffed today by the big D.C. MAGA Rally crowd, only to return at night, after 99% of the crowd had left, to assault elderly people and families. Police got there, but late. Mayor is not doing her job!”
After dark, BLM-Antifa assaulted an elderly Trump supporter, knocking him off his bike and pouring liquid on him. As the man got up to leave, the BLM-Antifa rioters continued harassing him, pouring the liquid on him, swearing at him, and chanting “black lives matter.” “You better run, mother f—ker” one rioter yelled as he left.
BLM-Antifa rioters also attacked people eating near Black Lives Matter Plaza in DC, hurtling explosives at restaurant-goers.
There is some footage of MAGA marchers in DC fighting back against BLM and Antifa. Trump said of his supporters fighting back: “ANTIFA SCUM ran for the hills today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because those people aggressively fought back. Antifa waited until tonight, when 99% were gone, to attack innocent #MAGA People. DC Police, get going — do your job and don’t hold back!!!”
Toward the end of the night, a group of Trump supporters sang the national anthem in front of the Willard Hotel in DC. Later, a few MAGA marchers waved their Trump “law and order” flag along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the Trump Hotel.
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) November 15, 2020