April 12, 2021 00:29

Trump supporters hit with fireworks while dining during ‘Million MAGA March’

WASHINGTON — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with fireworks that went off at a D.C. restaurant, hitting Trump supporters after Saturday’s “Million MAGA March,” according to reports.

A video of the incident shows a large crowd descending on P.J. Clarke’s restaurant just a few blocks away from the White House. Amid a heated confrontation between a small group of Trump supporters and a hostile crowd, someone sets off fireworks that explode on the patio, Fox reported.

As a result, chaos ensues as parties on both sides scramble to leave the area before police arrive to separate them. Expletives can be heard flying left and right. It wasn’t immediately clear whether any of the diners on the pro-Trump side were injured by the pyrotechnics.

On Sunday, police said they arrested Javien Michael Dawson, 26, in connection with the fireworks, WRC-TV reported. He has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

It was one of more than 20 arrests that have taken place in response to the violence that ensued hours after tens of thousands of Trump supporters gathered in Washington Saturday to echo the president’s claims of voter fraud and urged him not to concede to Joe Biden.

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Trump supporters gathered by the thousands in D.C. over the weekend. (Live screenshot via Fox News)

Among those arrested, six were charged with weapons offenses – four of whom were carrying guns with a permit, and two who were charged with assaulting a police officer, the New York Post reported. Others were charged with assault, theft, or disorderly conduct.

 

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