Vocal cheers for the president dueled with louder loathing for Joe Biden as participants urged Trump not to concede the election.
Just one person was arrested, according to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department, a contrast from riots days earlier that resulted in widespread looting, a church arson and tear gas wafting through a park near the White House..
Protesters threw fireworks, bricks and water bottles at police. Police used tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against the crowd.
The loudest and most repeated message in New York City’s protest was ‘No justice, no peace.’ Protesters rallied in a number of cities nationwide.
“Burn that flag,” chanted some participants as a group of young activists soaked an American flag with lighter fluid and set it ablaze.
Central Americans stifle their ambitions to migrate north to the United States, staying put and risking arrest if they leave their homes without a government-sanctioned reason. With churches locked up, some say lonely prayers.
About 200 alleged illegal immigrants were arrested in an area considered to be high in COVID-19 cases. They will be deported in spite of all of them testing negative.