(Headline USA) More than a million supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday to “Stop the Steal.”
“I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him,” Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, said from outside the Supreme Court, where a few thousand assembled after a march along Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza, near the White House.
The crowd was beginning to gather in the morning when cheers rang out as Trump’s limousine neared Freedom Plaza. People lined both sides of the street. Some stood just a few feet away from Trump’s vehicle; others showed their enthusiasm by running along with the caravan.
They chanted “USA, USA” and “four more years,” and many carried American flags and signs to protest fraudulent election results.
After making the short detour for the slow drive around the site, the motorcade headed to the president’s Virginia golf club.
Among the speakers was a Georgia Republican newly elected to the U.S. House. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has denounced pedophilia among globalist elites, urged people to march peacefully toward the Supreme Court.
The marchers included members of the Proud Boys, a pro-America group known for protecting the streets from violent members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
The march was peaceful, with some tension along the margins as anarchists and communists heckled the Trump supporters with chants of “You lost!”
The “Million MAGA March” was heavily promoted on social media, raising concerns that it could spark conflict with anti-Trump demonstrators, who have gathered near the White House in Black Lives Matter Plaza for weeks.
In preparation, police closed off wide swaths of downtown, where many stores and offices have been boarded up since Election Day.
Chris Rodriguez, director of the city’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, said the police were experienced at keeping the peace.
The issues that Trump’s campaign and its allies have pointed to raise serious concerns about the legitimacy of the election: problems with signatures, secrecy envelopes and postal marks on mail-in ballots, as well as the potential for a vast number of ballots miscast or lost.
With Biden leading Trump by slim margins in key battleground states, all of these issues would have any impact on the outcome of the election.
Trump’s campaign has also filed legal challenges complaining that their poll watchers were unable to scrutinize the voting process.
A former administration official, Sebastian Gorka, whipped up the crowd by the Supreme Court by saying, “We can win because he did win.” But, he added, “It’s going to be tough.”
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press.