“The Washington police warned those who participated in the rally to support Trump to keep their guns at home,” British Reuters reported on the 4th that Washington City government officials warned Trump supporters not to carry guns to participate in the protest this week (6th) on the 4th local time.
Move. The report also mentioned that Washington has called 300 members of the U.S. National Guard to help maintain order.
“We’ve been receiving some information that someone is trying to bring guns into our city,” the report said, said the Capital Police Chief Robert Conti at a city hall press conference that day.
He added that anyone found to do so or provoke violence will be arrested.
In addition, the Washington, D.C. National Guard said in a statement on the same day that more than 300 members will be present to support the city government.
Conti said that the U.S. Congressional Police Department, the U.S. Park Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service will also join them. Conti also said that the protests may be larger than the November and December gatherings.
The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday (6th) to confirm the results of the electoral college vote, which is also the last step to determine Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
Trump has also incited supporters to protest in Washington for several days and hinted that he would participate.
On December 28, 2020, he called on Twitter: “Meet you in Washington, D.C., January 6. Don’t miss it. Wait for the news!” On December 31, he wrote: “See you in the SAR on January 6th!” He sent another message on January 1: “Washington will witness a large-scale protest rally at 11 a.m. local time on the 6th. Details of the location will be announced later. Stop stealing elections!”
According to USA Today on the 2nd, several pro-Trump organizations will go to Washington for a rally on the 6th. The organizers of the event called “Stop Stealing Elections” include two new Republican Congressmen Bayport and Green.
The National Park Service, which manages Capitol Hill, said it had received three applications for a rally from the conservative camp, fearing that the rally on the 6th “may turn into a fierce conflict”.