WASHINGTON – Organizers of a rally Saturday in support of defendants accused of rioting in the Capitol on Jan. 6 are urging attendees not to wear clothing or signs supporting former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.
Matt Braynard, the former Trump campaigner who organized the rally, said attendees who supported the political figures would be considered infiltrators.
“We request that everyone attending our events not wear clothing or have signs that support either President Trump or Biden,” Said Braynard in a tweet. “Anyone who does not respect this request is assumed to be an infiltrator and we will take your picture, find out who you are and make you famous.”
His message, which discourages Trump and Biden gear, comes as police and officials prepare for the “Justice for J6” rally, which aims to show support for rioters.
The Department of Homeland Security has estimated that 700 people could attend the convention, which would be much smaller than the January event. But the violence from the previous incident has left police and officials ready for another incident.
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More than 600 people have been charged with riots that left five people dead and 140 policemen injured. The uprising led to the second federal lawsuit against Trump, which was acquitted in the Senate.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, sent a letter to lawmakers on Wednesday stating that security officials would be better prepared for Saturday than January 6th.
“Congressional leadership, on a two- and two-chamber basis, has been briefed by the Capitol Police Board on the nature of the threat and the unprecedented preparations to address yet another attempt to defile our national purpose,” Pelosi wrote.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said a fence would go up around the Capitol before the rally and fall down “very soon after” if it goes well.
A dozen members of the Republican House have held press conferences in the Capitol or the Department of Justice, calling for a fair trial and fair treatment of inmates charged with charges. Several lawmakers have called the detainees “political prisoners” because of their support for Trump.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said July 29 outside the Capitol that there have been reports that “federal facilities abused and abused people arrested on Jan. 6.”
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Said on July 27 outside the Justice Department that nearly 200 defendants were left in jail awaiting trial.
“It is political prisoners who are now being persecuted and bearing the pain of unjust suffering,” Gosar said.
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