Trump warns supporters against violence, lawbreaking during rallies

US President Donald Trump urges his supporters to refrain from violence or illegal activity in upcoming demonstrations, which are set to be held ahead of the inauguration of President-elect 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. 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,” he says in an official statement.

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)