Mayhem in Washington, DC, as Trump supporters, opponents clash following demonstrations
FOX NEWS - Chaos erupted in the nation’s capital Saturday night. Hours after two pro-Trump rallies ended, groups of Proud Boys and Antifa clashed under cover of darkness, with police repeatedly forcing them apart amid reports of brawls and stabbings.
Images and videos on social media show demonstrators exchanging barrages of fireworks, and police intervening on several downtown streets.
“Moments after I took this video, fireworks exploded at the front entrance of the Hyatt Hotel,” Washington Post reporter Marissa Lang tweeted. “Proud Boys and anti-fascist [Antifa] protesters had been starting to brawl at the entrance.
She also said police pepper-sprayed a group of protesters a few blocks away and later reported that at least two people had been stabbed, citing fire officials.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department said earlier there had been six arrests in connection with the demonstrations as of early Saturday evening, but she could not say on what charges. The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the after-dark clashes.
Several unverified videos on Twitter posted during the protests from the area appeared to show people bleeding being treated by police.
At least one police officer was injured in the clashes, .....READ MORE
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