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Photos: Tension Amid Far-Right Rally, Counterprotests in Washington, DC

A rally aligned with the far-right movement gathered Saturday at Freedom Plaza, opposed by anti-racism and anti-fascist demonstrators just a block away. Authorities were on high alert to prevent any clashes, going as far as erecting barricades and a no-cross zone. Tensions flared as Antifa protesters approached police barriers, but no arrests or injuries were reported.

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A protester holds a sign at a rally planned by Black Lives Matter DC (left); an antifa protester is pushed back by police after charging at a person in a pro-Donald Trump hat (middle); pro-Trump demonstrators attend a far-right rally in Washington, D.C.
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Far-right groups gathered in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the #DemandFreeSpeech Freedom Rally
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Members of the far-right group The Proud Boys attended the event, claiming they were providing security.
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Police erected a barricade with a no-cross zone between Freedom Plaza, location of the far-right rally, and Pershing Park, where a coalition of anti-racist protesters hosted a counterdemonstration.
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People take part in an "All Out DC" rally against white nationalism and the far-right's "Demand Free Speech" rally in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)
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A member of an anti-fascist or Antifa group is held back while he argues with a Trump supporter as the far-right movement gathers for a "Demand Free Speech" rally in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2019.
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Things got heated between Antifa protesters and police around the periphery of the two permitted demonstrations.
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Demonstrators clashed near a police barricade as the far-right movement gathered.
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The "All Out DC" rally countered white nationalism and the far-right "Demand Free Speech" rally in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2019.
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More protesters at the All Out DC rally.
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Far-right protesters gather for a "Demand Free Speech" rally in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2019, to (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP)
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Members of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM).
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