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Trump's Supporters and Protesters Clash Outside Courthouse

A large crowd of supporters and protesters gathered outside the D.C. District Court on August 3, 2023, when former President Donald Trump was arraigned on charges of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump rally outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, Aug. 3, 2023, in Washington.
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The supporters, many of whom were wearing Trump's signature red hats, waved flags and chanted slogans in support of the former president. They believed that Trump was being persecuted and that the charges against him were politically motivated.

The protesters, on the other hand, believed that Trump was a threat to democracy and that he should be held accountable for his actions. They held signs that read "Trump is a traitor" and "Lock him up."

The scene outside the courthouse was tense and divided. There were several instances of verbal altercations between supporters and protesters. Police were on hand to keep the peace, but they were also prepared for the possibility of violence.

Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, addressed the crowd of supporters outside the courthouse. He said that Trump was "innocent of all charges" and that he was "looking forward to clearing his name."

Trump himself did not speak to the crowd. He entered and exited the courthouse through a side door, avoiding the media and the public.

The arraignment was a significant moment in Trump's legal battle. It is the first time that he has been charged with a crime since leaving office. The case is likely to be closely watched by the public and by political observers around the world. It remains to be seen what the ultimate outcome of the case will be.

However, the scene outside the courthouse on the day of the arraignment provides a glimpse of the strong emotions that the case has generated on both sides of the political spectrum. It is a reminder that the United States is still deeply divided, even more than a year after the 2020 presidential election.

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