Violent chaos in DC after pro-Trump rally; Antifa, BLM assaults end in stabbings, arrests, injured cops

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Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump marched on Washington, D.C., on Saturday to hold rallies and back his legal challenges to the 2020 election, and it wasn’t only a matter of time before chaos ensued.

Antifa and black-bloc thugs turned out to attack Trump supporters and there were violent clashes with members of the group Proud Boys, resulting in stabbings and a number of police officers being injured.

Trump, who would fly over the crowd in Marine One on his way to attend the annual Army-Navy college football game, took notice of the “Stop the Steal” rallies.

Wow! Thousands of people forming in Washington (D.C.) for Stop the Steal. Didn’t know about this, but I’ll be seeing them! #MAGA,” the president tweeted earlier in the day.

He would also share on Twitter a video of the throngs rallying peacefully — when the numbers were in their favor.

But that was before their ranks dwindled and Antifa and other anti-Trump elements reared their ugly heads.

After months and months of Antifa domestic terrorists creating mayhem across the country, it would be an understatement to say Proud Boy members were spoiling for a fight.

*Caution: Course Language.

As they have a habit of doing, Antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters set upon isolated Trump supporters, often women and elderly participants.

In the clip below, a man and woman are seen being attacked from behind — another common tactic from the left:

The Proud Boys presented an ill-advised counter to the violent left, not that they were any less confrontational.

At one point, this element burned a Black Lives Matter banner in the street.

They would attempt to march on Black Lives Matter Plaza throughout the day and evening, only to be blocked by police.

Antifa and BLM activists were gathered at the plaza.

Police had their hands full as clashes and brawls erupted in the street throughout the night.

Officers used pepper spray frequently as a means of controlling the unruly mobs.

There were a number of stabbings reported, taking place near a bar where the Proud Boys were gathering.

A video was shared online of a man holding a large knife being attacked by Proud Boys members — he was identified in the tweet as an “Antifa militant.”

There were multiple arrests, to include assaults’ on police officers, and a number of injuries.

At least two police offivers were taken to the hospital with injuries, according to Fox 5 DC:

Here are other videos of the chaos that ensued throughout the day from Twitter:

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