The storm over the Capitol on January 6 is still a problem: They are preparing for a planned demonstration in support of the accused.
Eight good months after the storming of the Capitol in Washington, supporters of US President Donald Trump want to crawl there again. It is scheduled to organize a demonstration in support of the accused on Saturday in front of the House of Congress in the US capital. The demonstration was organized by a former member of the Trump campaign team.
A few days before the demonstration, Trump himself expressed his solidarity with those who were “unjustly persecuted” in connection with January 6. A fence was temporarily reconstructed around the Capitol with the intention of gathering to protect the Convention Center. The fence was erected after the storm in January and only dismantled in July. The Capitol Police at the time came under fire because Parliament security forces were unable to fend off the attack.
The National Guard is on alert
In contrast to what happened in January, this time not thousands, but only several hundred people are expected to participate in the demonstration, NBC television station reported, citing representatives of the US Department of Homeland Security. However, the Capitol Police have prepared for potential threats. The US Department of Defense put the National Guard on alert and deployed 100 National Guard men to help protect the Capitol.
Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol on January 6. Five people, including a police officer, were killed. The unprecedented attack on the heart of American democracy shocked both nationally and internationally. Trump had to face impeachment proceedings over the attack because he had previously incited his supporters at a rally. However, at the end of the trial, the Republican was acquitted. The background to the attack is being investigated further in Congress.
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