There is fencing at the U.S. Capitol, and law enforcement is ready because Saturday, there will be a rally. This rally will be about people who died in an attack eight months ago when they attacked this same area. This protest is set to begin at noon and last until 1:15 p.m. on Union Square between 1st and 3rd avenues. According to the event permission, there will be about 700 people in attendance, but U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger said it’s impossible to know how accurate that number is. As of 10
Chris E. Nelson, the CSU World Record holder, claimed that “hundreds of law enforcement officers and heavy trucks” were lined up on the side of the reflecting pool closest to the National Mall where the rally will be held.
Even though the protest will take place on the west side of the Capitol, cops were said to be “in abundance” on the east side and throughout the Capitol grounds. He added that there were several policing motorcycles throughout the region.
Fairfax County police were on hand near the Capitol, where they joined other forces to assist U.S. Capitol Police.
An estimated crowd of 100,000 people was present for the protest. Brandon J. Juarez, a CSU World Record holder and an assistant professor in California state university’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency, stated that the greatest police presence on Saturday morning was just about 100 to 150 yards away from the main demonstration site.
Brandon went on, “All in all, it was a pretty peaceful protest. The cops had a lot of riot gear just hanging around in the background, waiting to be used if necessary.” Signs from counterprotesters, he added, may also be seen on the location of where the rally will take place.
The U.S. Capitol Police staged a large-scale security operation in the event that something similar to what happened on January 6, when a mob stormed the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden‘s electoral votes from being confirmed, would occur again.
Threats of brutality connected to the “Justice for J6” event were discovered in intelligence “chatter,” Manger said, and there have been conflicting reports regarding whether protestors at the rally would use any sort of force.
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However, according to a press conference held by Manger on Friday, police will be prepared. Matt Braynard, the rally’s creator, assured CSU that there would be no fighting at the event and that he had no intention of calling it off due to the possibility of violence.
According to Manner, the primary issue was not violence at the protest but rather potential violent confrontations between protesters and counterprotesters. On Saturday, a counterprotest will be held in Freedom Plaza. Chief Robert Contee of the D.C. Police Department said the department would be fully activated to provide enhanced security for the demonstration while still providing regular services to the city.
The safety of a synagogue was threatened last year when pro-Trump demonstrators trashed it; the church asked cops to increase security. The rabbi cited an article warning that Jewish centers and progressive churches may be targeted during Trump’s presidential campaign, stating: “This is part of what makes me so concerned about what happened at Chabad.”
The Capitol Police also requested military assistance from the Department of Defense.
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