Around 25 people associated with the group stood behind police barricades and traded insults with more than 200 counter-protesters, police Sgt. Robyn VanDerLeest said.
"I believe democracy is at risk right now, and I believe that we need the truth, absolutely we need the truth, as far as whether Russian Federation meddled in the election", a demonstrator said.
WASHINGTON - More than a thousand people gathered near the Washington Monument Saturday to rally at the March for Truth, calling for an independent investigation into alleged collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
"We recognize that protest is the new brunch", quipped Ben Wikler, Washington director of MoveOn.org, who joined several hundred protesters near the Washington Monument in the nation's capital.
NY is one of 150 cities across the country expected to participate in the rally, and protesters were also gathering on Saturday at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Conway later acknowledged the mistake and corrected her statement on Twitter.
Thousands showing up for the "March for Truth" rally in lower Manhattan.
Bert Gagnon, a retired NASA employee from Mechanicsville, Maryland, said he came to Lafayette Square to show support for Trump.
Protests happened in multiple cities across the United States, with some Trump supporters rallying back.
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Organizers also used the occasion to celebrate the "resistance" movement against the Trump administration, and implored the crowd to stay involved for the long haul.
In Chicago, people gathered at Federal Plaza before making their way to Trump Tower.
"For that reason, we are at a major crossroads about what kind of country we want to be", he added.
The Trump administration has denied allegations of illegal activity throughout the campaign and since being elected.
Chalupa said organizers began planning the march a few weeks ago and, despite the tight timeframe, felt it was necessary to move forward with Saturday's plans.
Congress and a Justice Department special counsel are looking into whether associates of the president colluded with Russian Federation to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, and former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee next week about conversations with Trump.
Tricia Viola posted this image to Instagram on June 3, 2017 with the caption, "The scene in NYC".