US President Donald Trump has urged his supporters not to launch new demonstrations as some are threatening, with central Washington DC resembling an armed camp ahead of the January 20 inauguration of Joe Biden.
"In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind," Trump said in a statement.
"That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank you."
Australian Associated Press