Trump supporters have been challenged over why they have been turning up at demonstrations heavily armed as the fall-out from Joe Biden’s election victory continues.
Sky News journalist Alex Crawford, more regularly seen reporting from conflict zones, confronted a man wielding a rifle on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia.
In a clip posted on the broadcaster’s Twitter Page, Ms Crawford asks the man, who is also wearing a bullet proof vest, ‘can you tell me why you have come dressed like this?’
He replies: ‘For security.’ Crawford then says: ‘But you’ve come here heavily armed, as if you are going to war.’
The man then alleges Biden supporters had also come out onto the streets armed before getting into a lift with several other Trump supporters also wielding weapons.
Ms Crawford asks another man who is carrying both a rifle and pistol why he has come ‘dressed like this’ to which he responds: ‘It’s a constitutional right.’
Gun-wielding Trump supporters have been a regular site in US cities since election night on Tuesday.
They have been spurred onto the streets by the man himself who has been consistently calling for people to defend the American system from fraud – while offering no evidence any has taken place.
Supporters of Joe Biden have been celebrating their victory in cities across the US, leading to occasional confrontations with those on the opposite side.
Videos have surfaced showing brawls on the streets. In Portland, footage shared on Twitter showed a man who appears to be a member of the notorious far right group ‘Proud Boys’ pepper spraying a female protestor.
Vigilante groups have grown in popularity under Trump’s presidency and have been seen on the streets of cities ‘protecting sites’ during Black Lives Matter protests.
Mr Trump was widely condemning for telling the Proud Boys to ‘stand by’ during the first Presidential debate in October.