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    Police officers previously had to use pepper spray against antifa activists, who attacked Trump supporters and besieged at least one downtown hotel hosting them in Washington, DC. Some activists were also captured burning MAGA hats and flags, that they reportedly grabbed from pro-Trump protesters.

    Donald Trump has urged police not to "hold back" in doing their job, addressing clashes in the capital after the president's supporters were harassed by anti-Trump activists following a peaceful demonstration.

    Trump also shared a graphic video purportedly showing BLM protesters hitting a man, leaving him unconscious as he exited the event.

    ​The supporters of the president rallied in the capital to protest against so-called "vote fraud", chanting "We Want Trump" and "Stop the Steal", addressing the election dispute.

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Police officers stand in line as they monitor a protest following the “Million MAGA March” from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Police officers stand in line as they monitor a protest following the “Million MAGA March” from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC.

    The vote count for the 3 November elections was expected to take additional time this year due to the immense number of mail-in votes amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country. On 7 November, major American TV networks declared Democratic candidate Joe Biden the winner of the presidential race.

    The Trump campaign, however, refused to concede, demanding recounts and filing lawsuits in battleground states amid numerous reports of alleged voting violations.

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