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Watch: Trump supporters streaming into Washington DC for ‘biggest rally in history’

Promoted on social media by Trump’s supporters, the #MillionMAGAMarch is being billed as “the biggest Trump rally in history.”

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With Donald Trump fighting Joe Biden’s proclaimed electoral win, thousands of the incumbent president’s supporters are gathering in Washington, DC. Video footage shows pickup trucks en route, decked out in Trump flags.

The march is supposed to gather thousands of Trump supporters together at Washington DC’s Freedom Plaza at noon, to protest what they see as a fraudulent election.

Trump has so far refused to concede, instead launching legal challenges to the vote count.

The website of the ‘March for Trump‘ states, “Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and nullify Republican votes. It’s up to the American people to stop it. Along with President Trump, we will NOT back down to ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation. This is a coalition/team effort. We need boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote.”

Hours before the event, journalist Heshmat Alavi filmed a convoy of pickup trucks bound for DC.

Shot at an unknown location, the video showed traffic at a standstill, as trucks decked out in US flags and ‘Make America Great Again’ banners inched toward the capital.

The FARS news agency tweeted Trump’s convoy rolling into town as the capital braced itself for the huge rally.

“I saw this thing and it was like ‘save the vote,’ ‘protect the vote’ and I just want to show my support for it. It’s important that we protect democracy,” one attendee said.

One group that promoted the rally on social media, the Proud Boys, whose members frequently wear black and yellow Fred Perry polo shirts, has faced extra scrutiny.

The Southern Poverty Law Center defines them as a hate group.

After receiving complaints that an alleged Proud Boy member had booked an Airbnb near the rally, the company told customers that they canceled his reservation and banned him from the platform.

“I just hope that when [President Trump’s supporters] come down here it won’t be any hatred, it won’t be any malice. They’ll just do it peacefully and no one gets hurt. That’s all that I hope for,” a woman in downtown DC told NBC.

Right-wing pundit Dan Bongino posted a video on Thursday which apparently showed a massive convoy of truckers heading for DC to join the rally.

Counter protests

The protest itself was organized by a range of Republican and pro-Trump groups, each of whom invited their own speakers.

These guests range from GOP Reps. Louie Gohmert (Texas), Mike Kelly (Pennsylvania) and Paul Gosar (Arizona), to conservative journalists Jack Posobiec and Mike Cernovich. Controversial right-wing speaker Alex Jones is expected to attend too, with his InfoWars co-host Owen Shroyer organizing a “caravan” of followers to drive to DC from Austin, Texas.

Catholic activist and YouTuber Dr. Taylor Marshall, urged his followers to attend.

Trump has accused Democrats of fixing the election in several swing states, through a mix of computer “glitches,” illegally counting late-arriving ballots, and excluding Republican observers from polling places to doctor ballots in favor of Biden.

The president has not conceded to Biden, and has launched a flurry of lawsuits, which his campaign intends to fight up to the Supreme Court.

Saturday’s rally is also expected to draw left-wing counter-protesters.

Police warned against taking guns to the rallies.

“We see some folks that are communicating on social media suggesting that they’re going to bring firearms into our city,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

“You cannot open carry in the District of Columbia, anywhere in the District of Columbia.”

It is only legal to carry a firearm outside the home in the District with a D.C.-issued concealed carry permit, Newsham said, but even with such a permit, firearms are prohibited in the areas where the demonstrations will take place.