Photos: Trump supporters rally near White House as Congress prepares to affirm Biden’s victory

By Times Photography Staff Jan. 6, 20218:52 AM Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied! Print

As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people lined up before sunrise Wednesday to show their support for President Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud.

Trump was expected to address his supporters later in the morning during a rally at the Ellipse, a park just south of the White House.

Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington DC.
Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington DC.

Trump supporters gather in the nation’s capital Wednesday to protest President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory
Trump supporters gather in the nation’s capital Wednesday to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

Crowds with pro-Trump signs arrive for the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C.
Crowds arrive for the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally in Washington.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally in Washington.

Crowds arrive for the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC.
Crowds arrive for the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, DC.

The U.S. Capitol is in the background as supporters of President Trump begin to gather for a rally in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Capitol is seen across the National Mall as supporters of President Trump begin to gather for a rally in Washington, D.C.

Trump supporters in the nation’s capital protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory
Trump supporters gather in the nation’s capital Wednesday to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

Protesters gather for a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington DC.
Protesters gather for a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington DC.

People march on grass with those who claim they are members of the Proud Boys with the Washington Monument behind them.
People march with those who claim they are members of the Proud Boys as they attend a rally in Washington, D.C., in support of President Trump.

Trump supporters with a banner on the grass and a newspaper saying Trump Wins! gather in front of the Washington Monument.
Trump supporters gather on the Washington Monument grounds in advance of a rally, as Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

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