President Donald Trump’s supporters to start demonstrations in Washington, D C., Tuesday, the day before Congress to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral college

Several groups have been allowed to hold events with hundreds or thousands of people in the National Mall and near the White House. The demonstrations should begin with a march to the Capitol on Tuesday and culminate in rallies on Wednesday

DC. Mayor Muriel Bowser encouraged people to avoid downtown on Tuesday and Wednesday as law enforcement officers brace themselves for the possibility of violent clashes between pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters

Make no mistake: many of these people have stated that they come to the district to provoke residents and wreak havoc“DC. Attorney General Karl Racine said

The Metropolitan Police Department expects a larger crowd than at two pro-Trump events in DC. last year The DC The National Guard will help with crowd management and traffic control, officials said on Monday

“Some of our information certainly suggests that the crowd will increase,” said Acting Police Chief Robert Contee, adding, “There are people who want to come into our city armed”

Photos on Tuesday morning show police cars blocking areas around Asbury United Methodist Church, one of several churches destroyed in previous pro-Trump demonstrations and several downtown businesses pending possible destruction by Property have gone on board

Hundreds gathered at Freedom Plaza, one block from the White House, around 1 p.m. Tuesday to kick off the first event of the day

Washington, DC

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