A week after media projections gave Democrat Joe Biden the winner in the US elections, thousands of supporters of the outgoing president, Donald Trump, took to the streets of Washington DC this Saturday to report, without evidence, an alleged electoral fraud, cheered by the president himself, who came out to greet them from his car.
It’s been seven days and Trump has yet to acknowledge his defeat in the November 3 elections, while he has not stopped repeating that there was an alleged fraud in the elections, without providing a single proof. And it seems that this message has permeated his followers, many of whom carried banners that read “don’t steal the elections“.
From early in the morning, rivers of Trump supporters flooded the streets that flowed into Freedom Plaza, next to the White House, wearing caps and T-shirts from his election campaign with the slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ (‘Make America Great Again. Big again ‘).
Trump salutes from the car
Shortly after 10 a.m. local time (3 p.m. GMT), Trump’s car appeared on Pennsylvania Avenue, next to Freedom Plaza, from where he greeted the hundreds of protesters who were concentrated at that moment in the place, where the march began. shortly after noon. The outgoing president he smiled and greeted his followers from his vehicle. “We saw him in the distance (Trump), we came early, we were in the middle of the crowd and he appeared,” Terrelen, 54, an assistant lawyer, who came to the capital from Indiana, with her husband, explained to Efe. Jay, 55, a worker in the aeronautical industry.
Jay, who like his wife wore a cap with the Trump campaign slogan, explained that they had decided to participate in this march to support Trump and “support the American way of life, freedom, democracy and the protection of legal elections“Emulating the vocabulary that Trump has used since the election results and the allegations of electoral fraud were known without evidence, Jay expressed his doubts about the legality of the vote without offering great details.
“People have seen fraud,” he stressed. people have seen voting ballot extraction, people have seen manipulation of computer programs … There is a reason why Trump led the election night for a while, and then in the middle of the night there were 138 electoral votes to Good, it is statistically impossible. ”
The media, the black beast
In that sense, Terrelen said that “the media are not showing electoral fraud, but it is possible to find the evidence that there have been “, although when asked where they could be found, she did not offer more information and insisted on her allegations.
Until now Trump has barely achieved the odd minor victory in court, where he has suffered setbacks such as this Friday in two Pennsylvania courts where six lawsuits presented by his electoral campaign were dismissed. Even so, the protest participants chanted phrases like “stop the theft (of elections)“And phrases like” CNN sucks, Fox sucks “came from the speakers.
Many of the protesters, mostly white and of all ages, were not wearing face masks to protect themselves from COVID-19, despite the fact that the US is the nation most affected by the pandemic in the world.
The protest, which ran from Freedom Plaza to the back of the Capitol in front of the Supreme Court, was convened by an amalgam of pro-Trump organizations and it was baptized with several names, such as ‘March MAGA (acronym for Make America Great Again) of the Million’, ‘March for Trump’ and ‘Stop Theft, DC’, among others.
Hong Kongers, anti-abortionists and the Proud Boys
The demonstration ranged from people with signs that read “women for Trump” to others that said “Hong Kongers for Trump”, campaign banners of the outgoing president and his vice president, Mike Pence, and anti-abortionists, among others. There were also protesters, almost all men, dressed in black and yellow, and some with helmets, the attire that distinguishes members of the far-right group ‘Proud Boys’, who they shouted phrases against the anarchist movement Antifa.
On one side of Pennsylvania Avenue was Amy, along with her seven children between the ages of 2 and 18 and her husband, holding a banner with the message ‘Catholics for Trump’. “I firmly believe that Democrats have illegally altered the votes in the US.So I’m here to defend fair votes, “Amy, 41, a housewife, told EFE.
This woman pointed out that she had moved to Washington DC from Virginia, where she resides with her family, because, as a Catholic, “candidates like Biden they don’t talk about values and the beliefs of the Catholic Church, the family … “, despite the fact that the Democrat is of the same creed.” There is no defense of human life among the Democrats, “he settled.
The demonstration took place in the middle of a major police deployment: For Saturday, a rally, called by the group ‘Refuse Racism’, was also called in Freedom Plaza to “oppose Trump’s attempt to steal the elections.”
However, only the occasional isolated protester showed up: one of them with the sign ‘God fucks all Trumpistas’ appeared on one of the sidewalks of Pennsylvania Avenue and ended up arguing loudly with one of the participants in the pro-Trump march, watched from afar by police officers and without coming to blows.
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