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DC Preparing For Pro-Trump Rallies Planned For Saturday

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Two rallies are scheduled this weekend in D. C. to show support for President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Trump are planning rallies in D.C. on Saturday as the country waits for Trump’s campaign to submit evidence for unfounded claims of voter fraud.

One of the rallies is called the Million Maga March, but it’s far from clear whether a million protesters will show up.

Right-wing groups calling themselves March for Trump, Stop the Steal and Women for America First are all posting on social media about a big demonstration on Freedom Plaza Saturday at noon, but the largest Twitter page for the event only has about 10,000 followers.

A National Park Service estimate says there is only room on the plaza for about 13,000 people.  A permit application from Cindy Chafian with Women for America says only 50 people will be there.

A left-wing group called Refuse Fascism said it will rally at Freedom Plaza 30 minutes before the Million Maga March, setting up the possibility of clashes.

“We are gathering non-violently,” Lucha Bright of Refuse Fascism said. “We are not intending to engage them. We want to overwhelm them with our numbers. If they attack us, that is not out of the realm of possibilities of what they do. But we are hoping, especially if we gather in large numbers, that we will overwhelm them with our strength.”

Some President Trump supporters are also suggesting they’ll march from the Supreme Court to the White House.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said police will be in attendance to facilitate peaceful First Amendment demonstrations.

A growing number of the president’s supporters believe Trump’s claim that the election was rigged, even though elections officials, many of whom are Republican, said the allegations are both unfounded and untrue.

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