Saturday’s rallies are meant as a present of power simply two days earlier than the Electoral Faculty meets to formally elect Joe Biden as the subsequent president. Trump refuses to concede the election, citing baseless claims of fraud.
The Supreme Court docket on Friday rejected a lawsuit to overturn Biden‘s election victory, ending an try to get authorized points rejected by state and federal judges earlier than the nation’s highest court docket.
One of many rallies shall be at Freedom Plaza downtown and the opposite close by on the Nationwide Mall. The occasion on the mall, dubbed the Jericho March, is described on its web site as a several-hour “prayer rally” with a collection of sermons and audio system “praying for the partitions of corruption and election fraud to fall down.”
Organisers of the Freedom Plaza rally appear intent on avoiding confrontations, telling demonstrators to keep away from sure inns and marking off massive chunks of downtown Washington as a “no-go zone.”