Washington — Law enforcement agencies and the District of Columbia as protesters on the far right were expected to gather at the foot of the Capitol to protest the imprisonment of Donald J. Trump supporters who attacked the building on January 6. Residents increased vigilance on Saturday. ..
The Pentagon has 100 National Guards on standby. Parliament police built a fence around the Capitol hill. Before the “Justice for J6” rally, the first significant gathering of right-wing demonstrators at the Capitol since the mob attacked the building in January, when Congress officially proved President Biden’s victory. Even youth soccer games have been cancelled.
The rally is organized by former Trump campaign operative Matt Brainard and his organization Look Ahead America. The organization demanded that the Judiciary withdraw charges against what the group, which faces accusations resulting from the January 6 riots, called “non-violent protesters.” According to the document, the organizer has secured the permission of 700 participants.
Brainard is peaceful, “respectful and kind” to protesters to the hundreds of police officers who are expected to meet them, promoting candidates and in the 2020 elections. He told me not to bring any signs, flags or clothes that I objected to.
“What we are looking for is pure patriotism,” he said in a promotional video.
However, the Department of Homeland Security warns of potential violence.
“We are aware of a small number of recent online threats to violence that refer to planned rallies, including online debates that encourage violence the day before the rallies,” said the New York Times, a department intelligence officer. I wrote in the report I did.
According to the document, authorities have not identified “specific or credible plans related to the case,” but police officers are preparing for violence with “little or no warning.”
The rally is the latest effort to rewrite the history of a deadly mob attack on the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt Congressional counts to formalize Mr. Biden’s victory in the 2020 elections, and the prosecution. Officials say it led to as many as 1,000 attacks on police officers. Federal officials warn this year that the January 6 attack may not have been an isolated episode, and that mob attacks and false stories before and after the 2020 elections have made domestic militants bold. Published several intelligence reports.
Mr. Trump issued a statement from his office on Thursday, not mentioning the rally, but “our hearts and minds are very unjustified in connection with the protests over the January 6 presidential election. It is in those who are being persecuted. ” He added, “Justice will win!”
It’s not entirely clear if the event will attract a large number of people. But on the scale of the lasting effects of the January 6 riots, Washington is preparing for the problem. Children’s soccer games and other outdoor activities in the nearby park have been cancelled. Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby said the Secretary of Defense requested a delegation of unarmed National Guard to take time from a solemn news conference in which the United States pleaded guilty to false air strikes in Kabul. He said he approved.
In addition to the fence restoration, Parliamentary Police introduced new security camera technology to better monitor a wide range of activities around the complex, streamlining the process of information sharing and planning after the January attack. ..