At least 20 people were arrested as pro-Trump demonstrators and counterprotesters gathered in the nation’s capital on Saturday.
The majority were arrested for minor incidents. However, late in the day, as the crowds thinned and the scene got more violent, police said one protester was stabbed multiple times. Seven guns were confiscated during the day’s events as well, police said.
The Metropolitan Police Department did not release the charges for all 20 people, but said earlier in the day that four people were arrested for firearms violations, two were arrested for simple assault, two were arrested for disorderly conduct, one person was arrested for not having a permit and one was arrested for assault on a police officer.
– Two police officers were also injured.
The Metropolitan Police Department announced the arrests just before 10 p.m., but said a full report of those arrested would be released on Sunday.
Police had warned those set to gather for the event that open carry of firearms is illegal in Washington, D.C. Authorities were hoping to stem the tradition of some so-called militia groups who have shown up to protests around the nation openly displaying weapons.
The large groups marching in Washington during the daylight hours were largely peaceful.