Many counter-protesters also took to the streets.
Supporters of former US President Donald Trump gather for a demonstration in front of the Capitol Building in Washington. According to initial impressions, a smaller number came in than expected on Saturday afternoon (local time). At the same time, many counter-protesters took to the streets. “That’s pretty much what we were expecting,” Washington Police Chief Robert Conte told CNN. So far everything has been peaceful.
The police were there with a large number of people for fear of riots. The area around the conference headquarters has been cordoned off as a precaution. According to their own statements, the Capitol Police have prepared for various scenarios and prepared for possible violent events. The demonstration aims to support defendants who have to respond in court for the January 6 storming of the Capitol.
Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol House in the US capital at the time. Five people, including a police officer, were killed. The unprecedented attack on the heart of American democracy shocked both nationally and internationally. The rally was organized by a former member of Trump’s campaign team, Matt Brainard.
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