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Trump Supporters Converge on Washington DC.
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Washington DC, President Trump’s supporters converged on the nation capitol and celebrated from morning to evening on Saturday , waving their MAGA flags and blaring ‘God Bless the USA’ as they gathered in Washington to praise the man they adore. The crowd exploded in enthusiasm after a personal visit from the President, who passed by in his motorcade, smiling and waving.
On stark display in the nation’s capital on Saturday were two irreconcilable versions of Americas future, each refusing to accept what the other .While much of the day unfolded peacefully, there were brief but intense clashes. At least 10 people were arrested, including four on gun charges. As darkness fell, counter protesters triggered mayhem as they harassed the Presidents supporters, stealing red hats and flags and lighting them ablaze.
Scuffles broke out well into the night as the provocateurs, clad in black, overturned the tables of vendors who had been selling pro-Trump gear and set off dozens of fireworks, prompting police to pepper-spray them. Police worked to keep the feuding sides separate. When an antifa group arrived at the edge of Freedom Plaza and began to chant, they were almost immediately surrounded by Trump fans shouting “USA! USA!” into their faces. Shortly after, the group began singing the national anthem.
Several Members of Congress and prominent conservatives addressed the crowd at Freedom Plaza and derided the fake news media, socialism and the Biden/Sanders agenda.