U.S. elections: Clashes occur between supporters of Trump and Biden

Source : 112 Ukraine

Some people are arrested; protests might continue if Trump wins
20:59, 4 November 2020

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During the presidential elections in the U.S., thousands of people throughout the country came out to street protests. The mass clashes between the supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden occurred as USA Today reported.

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Dozens of people marched the streets of Los Angeles; hundreds of people gathered for protests in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Portland, Oregon. Some of them followed the vote count; while others proceeded to open confrontation. Over 10 partakers of the protest arrested in Minnesota.

The local mass media believe that the unrests were provoked by the statement of current U.S. President Donald Trump that the elections were falsified. It took place after the preliminary vote count; according to the results, Joe Biden is ahead of Trump for a few points.

“This is fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country,” Trump said.

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The protests in Washington D.C., despite the peaceful atmosphere, also had points of confrontations. The broadcasts of local mass media showed that protesters are pushing and the air at the protests was full of smoke from an unknown sources. According to the journalists, it was the smoke pellets.

Some protesters prepare for longer and stable resistance. The organizers of the protest plan more aggressive actions during a week depending on the results of the elections if Donald Trump wins or doubt their results.

In his turn, Donald Trump stated that, possibly, he will file the lawsuit if he considers that the elections were unfair.

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On November 3, the voting finished at the U.S. elections. The president, vice president, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate Congress are elected. Moreover, the governors of 13 states and territories are elected.

Currently, Joe Biden leads the race with 70 million of voices (50.2%). Donald Trump has over 67 million of voices (48.2%).


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