Clashes between supporters of US President Donald Trump and counter-protesters were reported in Washington DC on Saturday, November 14, as tens of thousands gathered in support of Trump's allegations of electoral fraud. The crowd had gathered at Freedom Plaza at noon, before marching to the US Supreme Court. Officials reported that one person had been stabbed at 10th Street and New York Avenue NW in the evening, with the individual undergoing treatment for critical injuries. Some 20 people were arrested in relation to the violence throughout the day.
Further protests related to the US election are likely over the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of protest sites. Clashes between protesters, counter-protesters, and security forces cannot be ruled out.
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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