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Trump supporters hold demo in Washington DC

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Members of "The Proud Boys" join far-right supporters of US President Donald Trump during a rally in Washington, DC, on November 14, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

Supporters of US President Donald Trump have gathered in Washington, DC, in a show of support for the incumbent.

Thousands of demonstrators for the far right gathered in Freedom Plaza near the White House on Saturday to back Trump's claim of election fraud. 

Demonstrators from various far right groups chanted slogans backing claims that the presidential election was marked by fraud.

Trump supporters marched to the Supreme Court chanting "Stop the steal" and "Four more years".  

At one point, the crowd was greeted by Trump himself, who rode past demonstrators in his motorcade.

Trump, who has refused to concede the election to his Democratic rival Joe Biden, waved to supporters who held out signs reading "Best prez ever" and "Stop the steal."

Trump had teased a possible appearance in a tweet on Friday, saying it was "Heartwarming" to see the support and that "I may even try to stop by and say hello."

Several names were given to the gathering, including the Million MAGA March, the March for Trump and Stop the Steal DC.

The arrival of the Trump supporters claiming that the November 3 election was fraudulent has raised concerns in the overwhelmingly Democratic city.

Counter-protesters marched against supporters of Trump.

Media reports said the mix of demonstrators gathering in Washington, DC had sparked fears that the events could turn violent.

Counter-protesters march against supporters of US President Donald Trump during rally in Washington, DC, on November 14, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

A handful of skirmishes broke out as counter protesters attempted to prevent the removal of signs posted to fencing around the White House.

Local authorities have set up road blocks and issued warning to the visiting demonstrators against showing guns and violence at the event.

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