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13 Nov 2020 | 04:04 PM UTC

US: Rival demonstrations scheduled to be held in Washington DC on November 14

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Rival demonstrations scheduled to be held in Washington DC on November 14

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/15/2020, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Washington, DC

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Event

Rival demonstrations are expected to take place in Washington DC on Saturday, November 14, over the 2020 presidential election results. The main demonstration has been organized by the 'The Proud Boys' group, in addition to several other far-right organizations, and is being dubbed the 'Million MAGA March'. The demonstration is being held to denounce the 2020 presidential election results. Participants are set to gather at the Freedom Plaza from approximately 12:00 (local time).

A counter-demonstration is scheduled to take place at the Freedom Plaza on the same day. Participants of the protest are scheduled to gather at approximately 11:30.

Further related demonstrations are likely on the day. Potential flashpoints for further demonstrations are likely to include areas around the Whitehouse and Black Lives Matter Plaza. Clashes between rival protesters as well as police cannot be ruled out.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations.

Advice

Those in Washington DC are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, minimize time spent in the vicinity of protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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