Ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled “Justice for J6″ protest at the nation’s capitol, law enforcement officials said intelligence indicates the possibility of violence occurring on Saturday.
The protest is focused on those who have been imprisoned for their roles during the Jan 6th breach of the capitol. Speaking to reporters, Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said, “Our mission tomorrow, and it is our mission every day, is to protect everyone’s rights to free speech and to allow them to lawfully demonstrate. But, there have been some threats of violence associated with this event for tomorrow, and we have a strong plan in place to ensure that it remains peaceful and that if violence does occur, we can stop it as quickly as possible.”
Speaking to the possibility of calling in the local National Guard, Manger said, “If the event goes longer than we think it’ll go, they would be available to help us to secure the area around the Capitol. But if the event comes and goes, [we won’t] call to them.”
Organized by “Look Ahead America,” the protest’s website says they expect hundreds to be in attendance. Organizers have asked all who attend not to wear or display anything pro-Trump. The director of the event “matt Braynard” wants the protest to be “for patriotic Americans to educate their state legislators on the power they have to give instructions to their state’s federal legislators.”