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Four Stabbed During Unrest After Pro-Trump Rally in Downtown DC

In all, at least nine people were injured during Saturday night's unrest

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Four people were stabbed Saturday during unrest in downtown D.C. following a pro-Trump rally, D.C. Fire and EMS said. All are expected to survive.

The incident happened amid clashes between supporters of President Donald Trump and counterprotesters Saturday night. Earlier in the day, Trump supporters rallied in the District. In late afternoon, police said that beyond minor scuffles, there had been no major acts of violence or criminal activity.

But tensions rose later Saturday, as widespread but sporadic clashes broke out downtown.

The stabbing victims were transported from the 500 block of 11th Street NW. D.C. Fire and EMS said all the victims suffered critical, though not life-threatening, injuries.

The victims were from Tennessee, Minnesota and North Carolina, police said.

A 29-year-old man, Phillip Johnson of Northwest D.C., has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to the quadruple stabbing, according to police.

Johnson was the assault victim transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

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In other incidents during Saturday night's clashes, two other demonstrators were transported with minor medical injuries, and two D.C. police officers were also injured during the night, suffering non-life threatening injuries near 16th and K streets.

That brings the total number of injured during the unrest after 7 p.m. to nine.

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