Protesters clashed with police briefly at the Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC
The protests continued for a third consecutive night on Thursday as the nation waited for the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Dozens of protests were planned in cities across the US as several battlefield states were supposed to determine the outcome of the continued vote counting.
Here’s what’s happening on Thursday:
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Portland police tracked down an ‘unfriendly’ event after a turbulent night
Portland’s Unified Command, consisting of the Portland Police Department, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police, are monitoring an “publicly advertised social media” event, real officials law exam said.
Everyone gathered for the event at 8pm PST, Sgt. Kevin Allen said in an update posted on Twitter. He said the event was billed as “not live-stream friendly” and said Unified Command “is concerned that some of the team may be planning criminal activity.”
The Oregon National Guard is on standby, Allen said, after being activated Wednesday due to “widespread violence.”
“We hope that we will not have to respond to this event,” Allen said. “Freedom to gather and speak is a right to be cherished and the Unified Command fully supports peaceful protests.”
Protesters and protesters meet again in Detroit
On Thursday night outside of the TCF Center in Detroit, Trump supporters challenged Michigan’s election results and dissidents went head-to-head for the second day in a row.
Photos from the scene showed protesters, some armed, looking at each other from across the street.
– Keith Matheny and Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press
Protesters supporting Trump in Phoenix demanded a count of their votes
At least a few hundred people demonstrated in a fenced “Free Speech Area” outside the Maricopa County Election and Tabulation Center in downtown Phoenix.
People carry flags of Trump and the US and signs saying “please stop fraud” and “Biden is defeated.” The group sometimes sang “YMCA” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” prayed, chanted “vote count” and cheered after the drop in voting results narrowed Biden’s lead in Arizona.
Some carried guns, and some criticized journalists who reported the protest.
The crowd’s mood skyrocketed with the arrival of host Infowars and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Crowds entered the street and a group of people started screaming and followed by several protesters, one carrying a poster of Trump depicted as a pig.
One man in head-to-toe camouflage tries to restrain those who are yelling at protesters, tells them “it’s not worth it”, and another man wearing a Trump flag tied around She used her American flag pole as a barrier. Some started chasing protesters, shouting “United States” and “leaving the country!”
– Chelsea Curtis and Madeline Ackley, Republic of Arizona
Trump supporters gather in Florida, met by dissidents
Supporters of President Donald Trump spoke out in downtown Orlando and were met by protesters, Katie Rice of Orlando Sentinel reported.
Rice reported that more than 70 supporters of Trump, who were hardly anonymous, were revealed. She added an objectioner asked, “” Why are you still here? ” “to the gathering. The AP news agency called Trump the state of Florida.
Protesters who support Trump are gathered outside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta
According to local media, a small crowd of protesters gathered outside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, as the votes were being tally inside, to request a ” fair process “. The men and women of the group waved American and Trump flags on the sidewalk.
Results in Fulton County, home to Atlanta and the state’s most populous district, were delayed after a plumbing burst in a room in the arena where absent mail ballots were held. The gap between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is slowly closing on Thursday afternoon.
Facebook closes Trump support group ‘Stop the Steal’ over ‘calls for disturbing violence’
Facebook on Thursday shut down a large group of Trump supporters “Stop the Steal” calling for “a ground-based launch to protect the integrity of the vote” against “calls for disturbing violence”.
The Facebook group, which attracts more than 300,000 members over two days, is being used to hold protests with rallying calls that Democratic challenger Joe Biden is trying to steal the election. It is named after a hashtag that has been weaponized by President Donald Trump and his allies to promote unfounded claims of voter fraud that could authorize victory. Biden.
“In line with the special measures we are taking during this period of increased stress, we have removed the ‘Prevent Theft’ Group, which is creating events in the past,” Facebook said. the real world. “The group is organized around the proxy of the electoral process and we have seen disturbing calls for violence from some members of the group.”
– Jessica Guynn
Competitive protesters face off in Philadelphia
Dozens of people gathered outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, where votes are still being counted. Supporters of President Donald Trump in MAGA attire waved Trump flags and faced supporters of Vice President Joe Biden, who chanted “count every vote.”
A row of Philadelphia police bicycle patrolmen stood between them, forming a fence of people. On that day, the police added a metal fence.
Pennsylvania election officials have not yet tabulated all of the mailed ballots cast in the state, many from Biden-supported counties. Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania has narrowed to less than 2 percentage points. His election campaign on Thursday presented legal challenges in the state.
Contribution: Tom Vanden Brook, N’dea Yancey-Bragg and Chris Woodyard
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