Groups of hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters rallied in cities across the country Saturday to show they stand behind the new White House and its policies.
Some of the "March 4 Trump" rallies were met by counter-protesters, and there were clashes between supporters and anti-Trump demonstrators at several events, police said.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, six were arrested and charged with rioting and disorderly conduct after "50 anti-Trump protesters started a big fight in our rotunda area," Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Tiffani Nielson said. About 300 Trump supporters attended the rally before the skirmish broke out, she said.
In Berkeley, California, punches were thrown and smoke bombs were set off during demonstrations. In Olympia, Washington, four people were arrested for assault on a police during a clash between demonstrators, Washington State Patrol Sgt. James Prouty said.
Trump's claims that former President Barack Obamaordered the former real estate mogul's "'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory" remained at the forefront of some Trump supporters' minds at a rally of several hundred in New York City.