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Small crowd of Trump supporters gather at Minnesota Capitol

Roughly 100 people gathered in St. Paul to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election.
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A speaker addresses the crowd at Saturday's pro-Trump rally.

ST PAUL, Minn. — State Patrol troopers guarded the steps of the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday, as roughly 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered for a rally to protest the results of the 2020 election. 

The rally comes as tensions remain high following Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump rioters. Several people in Saturday’s crowd held American flags or flags with Trump’s name on them as they listened to speakers, who addressed the group as patriots. 

Prayers were held during the demonstration for elected officials and the nation. 

One reporter for Minnesota Public Radio News tweeted that some rally attendees were armed, though a KARE 11 photographer on the scene reported the event remained peaceful.

Speakers opposed the results of the presidential election and restrictions that Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Roughly 100 supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in St. Paul Saturday to protest the results of the 2020 election.