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‘Justice for J6’ rally draws small crowd near US Capitol [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • A small crowd of Trump supporters gathered Saturday near the US Capitol to rally for those criminally charged in the Jan. 6 riot.
  • Event attendees were outnumbered by local, state and federal law enforcement, and the media.
  • The US Capitol police said there were a few arrests made in an otherwise nonviolent rally.

A small crowd of Trump supporters gathered in Washington to rally for those criminally charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The rally was dubbed “Justice for J6” in reference to the date on which supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results.

The hundreds of protestors who attended Saturday’s event were outnumbered by local, state, and federal law enforcement and members of the media.

U.S. Capitol Police’s made a few arrests in an otherwise nonviolent rally, according to the department’s Twitter account. Arrests included weapons violation, possession of a firearm and probation violation.

Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told NBC News the crowd was “about what we expected” and the heightened police presence may have prevented high attendance.

Police ramped up security around the Capitol days before the event, building fences around the Capitol grounds, Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and other congressional office buildings.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday that 100 hundred National Guard troops were on standby to help protect the Capitol.

Matt Braynard, the ‘Justice for J6’ rally organizer, previously told CNBC he expected the event to be peaceful. Braynard is Trump’s former campaign staffer.

On Jan. 6, Trump spoke at a rally outside the White House and urged his supporters to march to Congress and protest the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president.

Four people died that day in connection with the riot, including a woman shot by a police officer as she tried to crawl through a window toward the House of Representatives chamber.

The next day, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died after collapsing hours after he was attacked by rioters. Four police officers who responded to the attack have died by suicide since the riot.

On Thursday, Trump said he sympathized with the ‘Justice for J6’ protestors in condemning the criminal prosecution of the Jan. 6 riot participants.

Over 600 people have been arrested since the Jan. 6 insurgence, and more than 50 of them have pleaded guilty to a variety of crimes. Six have been found guilty in court, according to the Department of Justice.

Source: CNBC


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3 thoughts on “‘Justice for J6’ rally draws small crowd near US Capitol [Video]

  1. I attended the “Justice for J6” rally yesterday, Sep. 18, 2021. It was peaceful
    during the time my group and I were there: 11 am to 3:00 pm. I was interviewed by several different journalists from 9 different news outlets. I was carrying a sign that read: “Jan. 6 Jailees should Sue the Swamp.” Every adult American citizen needs to contact the Department of Justice and President Biden to urge the release of those that were arrested for entering the Capitol building or doing any damage to the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
    Their jail time should be over. Keeping them in jail is a breech of their rights as American citizens. The DOJ must act according to the doctrines of the US Constitution and not on their personal prejudices against Trump and his supporters.

  2. Sorry Linde, much of America, including me, does not agree with you. Keep them in jail and give them a speedy trial. They were violent, and a national embarrassment.

    1. Sorry TLC, much of America, including me, wants to see real justice done. Why hasn’t John Sullivan been arrested and thrown into jail? He was first of the ‘Trump supports’ to arrive at, and direct people into Capitol Building … John Sullivan has known online ties to Antifa & Blm. What about the first people who made it into the Capitol who were dressed all in black, and armed? Kinda reminds one of Antifa or Blm. How about the Capitol Police who were inviting people into the building? What involvement did they have? Or how about the ‘security’ seen both on Jan 6 and at last Saturday’s rally, dressed all in black and weaponized, but with no classification [you know, like POLICE], who were these well armed people? Where they too a national embarrassment? Just sayin…

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