US Capitol Police will install fencing around the perimeter of the US Capitol ahead of the upcoming “Justice for J6” rally scheduled for September 18.
Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger told reporters Monday that authorities would install fencing “a day or two” ahead of the planned event supporting rioters from the January 6 insurrection.
The rally aims to support the individuals who have been accused, arrested, and charged, for their actions during the riot at the US Capitol.
Fencing was erected around the building following the January 6 riot, which saw supporters of former President Donald Trump overpower police and enter the building. The fencing remained up until July.
The upcoming rally is being organized by Look Ahead America, an organization led by Matt Braynard, the former director of data and strategy for the Trump campaign, as Insider previously reported.
“We are closely monitoring September 18 and we are planning accordingly,” Manger said in an e-mailed statement to Insider. “
“After January 6, we made Department-wide changes to the way we gather and share intelligence internally and externally. I am confident the work we are doing now will make sure our officers have what they need to keep everyone safe.”
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