Conservatives accused the media of turning a blind eye to violent attacks against Trump supporters at Saturday’s “MAGA Million March” in Washington, DC.
“The President’s supporters have a right to peacefully rally supporting POTUS just like his opponents have that same right,” New York Rep. Lee Zeldin said on Twitter Saturday night.
“The physical assaults today by violent leftists targeting his supporters is abhorrent,” Zeldin said. “The near total media blackout of the violence is terrible…& telling.”
Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital for the rally to show support for the president, who continues to contest his apparent loss in the election to former Vice President Joe Biden.
But counter-protesters converged on rally participants later in the day and into night, leading to violent clashes. Activists through bottles, fists and fireworks — and set MAGA hats alight, according to the Washington Post. Brawlers from both sides were seen going at it for several minutes at one