The ‘Justice for J6’ rally in Washington DC, which has been scheduled for September 18, is being organised to demonstrate support for those who have been in custody of law enforcement since the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6 earlier this year.
Matt Braynard, who is the leader of ‘Look Ahead America’ said in a statement that the rally will be organised on the west end of the US Capitol complex on Tuesday.
In a permit request filed by Braynard to authorities, the site for the rally was Union Square, which is located near the public park of the Capitol Reflecting Pool, according to reports from CBS.
Barnyard also sent letters to the United States Department of Justice and the FBI backing up a huge chunk of those who had been taken into custody after the Capitol violence.
The letter said that nearly 570 people who were non-violent on the day and “reasonably believed that they had permission” to enter the Capitol Complex, according to reports from The Washington Post.
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi hinted last week that some preventive and security measures will be taken at the legislative building of America in anticipation of the September 18 rally in Washington DC.
According to reports from the Associated Press, Pelosi said on Wednesday, “We intend to have the integrity of the Capitol intact”.
Pelosi’s statements hint that the US Capitol Police is likely to set up fencing around the complex, which was erected earlier this year after the January 6 attacks but later brought down in July.
Tom Manger, the Capitol Police Chief said, “We are closely monitoring September 18 and we are planning accordingly", according to reports from CBS News.
He added, “After Jan. 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."