As reported by NBC, at least one participant in the scuffle was shot. According to Police Sergeant Darren Wright, "the protesters were well armed and there were clashes throughout the day".
In addition, four were seriously injured in the US capital, Washington.
Members of the far-right Proud Boys also took part in the action, according to The Washington Post.
The press service of the mayor of the capital, Muriel Bowser, specified that 23 people were detained during the rallies. Six of them are suspected of attacking police officers, and four more of organizing riots. Also, the press service indicates that there are at least eight victims in total. Two of them are police officers. All had to be hospitalized.
In total, thousands of people took part in the actions. In Washington, police managed to force demonstrators out of a neighborhood near the White House, but they still could not avoid clashes.
Let us recall that on the eve of the US Supreme Court refused to consider the claim to invalidate the results of voting in several states. The lawsuit was filed by Texas Attorney Ken Paxton. In it, the prosecutor asked for a postponement of the appointment of electors in several states: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, which are due to announce the name of the new president next Monday. The lawsuit was supported by the incumbent President Donald Trump and 17 other American states.
According to the official results of the November 3 presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden won with the majority of the electoral votes. Trump disagrees with the vote . Trump is confident the elections were rigged. His headquarters through the courts seeks a revision of the voting results. At the same time, at the end of November, Trump began the procedure for transferring power to the new president.