President Donald Trump notoriously asked the far-right militant group the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during a September debate with Joe Biden.
But that was before he lost the 2020 presidential election. On Saturday, the Proud Boys descended upon DC to back Trump.
“After the sun went down, their antics escalated. Proud Boys and pro-Trump demonstrators repeatedly faced off with counterprotesters near Black Lives Matter Plaza, Franklin Square, Harry’s Bar — a hangout popular with Trump supporters — and other spots around downtown,” The Washington Post reported Saturday. “The Proud Boys became increasingly angry as they wove through streets and alleys, only to find police continuously blocking their course with lines of bikes.”
Shocking scenes of the Proud Boys were posted on Twitter.
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) December 13, 2020
— 🌺 (@southwestfl94) December 12, 2020
Fascists marching in Washington, DC tonight https://t.co/2IyZQDLr6Q
— John Bresnahan (@bresreports) December 13, 2020
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