Trump-supported demonstration for January 6 reaches the Capitol (exclusive images)

PROTEST. The organizers expected the presence of at least 700 people / Noelia Izarza

This Saturday, a group of protesters in support of those arrested for the assault on the Capitol concentrated in front of the government building, an event very different from the one that occurred at the beginning of the year, when hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the headquarters of Congress, a fact that left five dead and dozens of police officers injured.

The context: On January 6, Washington DC was the scene of a rally led by the former president, still in power at the time, to challenge the results of the Electoral College, which gave Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the November 2020 elections.

  • This Saturday, the presence of security forces was noted from the beginning of the day.
  • At least 100 members of the National Guard are in the capital of the United States to support the police if violent acts occur.

The data: At least 700 people expected to gather this Saturday the organizers of the demonstration. Hundreds of Protestants said present; however, a group of counter-protesters also appeared on the site, several of them holding banners with messages against the Republican.

  • Despite its support for Trump, the far-right group Proud Boys dissuaded its members from traveling to Washington DC to participate in the event.
  • According to the organizers, most of the more than 600 detainees were unfairly prosecuted, since, in their opinion, they safely exercised their right to protest.

Main source of the news: The Washington Post

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