A brutal mob assault occurred at the pro-Trump “DeploraBall” Thursday night. This isn’t what a peaceful transition of power looks like:
Police arrested 34-year-old Scott Ryan Charney, of Northwest, for conspiracy to commit assault near 14th and Newton streets, NW. Police are still searching for “other individuals” involved in the plot.
“After a thorough investigation, it was determined that several individuals made plans to disrupt inauguration activities in an unlawful way,” MPD said in a statement.
Around 9:30 p.m., police suited up in riot gear near 13th and F streets NW as anti-Trump protesters set off smoke devices and clashed with pro-Trump demonstrators outside of the “DeploraBall,” an event at the press club organized by President-elect Trump supporters.
The Washington Post reported that a man was hit with an object thrown at his head. The man was surrounded by police and escorted behind police lines. It is unknown if he was a Trump supporter.
The object was a flag poll. And yes, he was a Trump supporter:
Hillary Clinton called the wrong group of people deplorable.