Justice for J6 rally live – Looking Ahead American protest this weekend sparks online threats of violence, DHS warns

THERE were a "small number of recent online threats of violence" connected to the "Justice for J6" rally outside the US Capitol on Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday.

"We are aware of a small number of recent online threats of violence referencing the planned rally, including online discussions encouraging violence the day before the rally," it said.

The Justice for J6 rally will allegedly protest the "inhumane" treatment of January 6 Capitol rioters.

The main event is set to be held in Washington DC on September 18.

Look Ahead America, the group organizing the rally, is also holding events at 13 other state capitols on the same day.

You can read live updates on the rally below …

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    WHO WAS ASHLI BABBITT?

    Babbitt was an Air Force vet with 14 years in the service, during which she did four tours of duty.

    She was a high-level security official throughout her time in service.

    Her mother-in-law Robin Babbitt, told The New York Post: “I’m numb. I’m devastated.

    "Nobody from DC notified my son and we found out on TV." 

    She added: “She is a Trump supporter.”

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    FENCING STOOD FOR SIX MONTHS

    The original fencing and uniformed soldiers manning posts symbolized a military state that DC had become when it was propped up following the insurrection. 

    It stood for six months until it was brought down in July. 

    The Sept. 18 rally is occurring just as Washington was recovering from the surrender of  Floyd Roseberry, 49, of North Carolina. 

    Roseberry caused the Capitol to come to a standstill for five hours threatening her was going to detonate a bomb. 

    But he apparently was bluffing as there was bomb was found in his car, although officials said they did discover materials that could be used to make explosives.

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    INTELLIGENT CHATTER

    Authorities are keeping close watch of far-right extremist groups’s chatter. 

    Both the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers have pledged to attend the event. 

    However, Proud Boys reputed leader Enrique Tarrio declared isn’t planning to attend.

    Members of these far-right groups make up the bulk ot the hundreds who were hit with federal charges for their role in the riot, including blocking the certification of Biden’s presidential win, the AP reported. 

    Already, many Oath Keepers have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and reportedly are cooperating with investigators to build cases against their fellow members, who authorities allege descended on Washington determined to exact violence and do whatever necessary took to prevent the certification of the Electoral College vote.

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    HUNDREDS CHARGED

    More than 600 people have been arrested and have pleaded guilty over the deadly siege on January 6, according to Business Insider.

    The FBI is seeking hundreds more suspected offenders whom they say “made unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol building and committed various other alleged criminal violations, such as destruction of property, assaulting law enforcement personnel, targeting members of the media for assault, and other unlawful conduct.”

    Investigators are also pursuing leads to bring into custody the Capitol riot pipe bomber by offering a $100,000 reward for the hooded pipe bomber who planted two explosives outside on Jan. 5 outside the offices of the Republican and Democratic national committees. 

    New CCTV footage released by the feds shows the alleged suspect’s movements the night before the rally that deteriorated into a melee.

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    JAN 6 2021

    The fateful day witnessed thousands of Trump faithful lay siege to the Capitol hellbent that the incumbent president was the victor in the presidential election just as Congress was in the process of certifying his defeat to then President-Elect Joe Biden. 

    Four people were killed in the riot and a cascade of video footage showcasing the chaotic scenes of mobs breaching security and violently entering the Capitol building.

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    FENCES REINSTALLED

    An approval for the security is likely for a recommendation by Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger to erect metal barriers around the nation's esteemed infrastructure ahead of the Sept. 18 “Justice for J6” to protest against the prosecution of those who face charges in the Jan. 6 attack.

    The plans call for fencing to cordon off some streets immediately surrounding the Capitol building and the Supreme Court. 

    The fencing wouldn’t inhibit nearby congressional office buildings, according to a source who who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    The Capitol Police Board reportedly received the guidance and is expected to approve the fencing plans, Politico reported, citing a source familiar with the department’s planning. 

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    WHAT DOES THE SELECT COMMITTEE DO? CONTINUED

    She then claimed the January 6 Capital committee’s success will rely on it acting and deliberating “sober, professional, and non-partisan.”

    Republicans have branded Pelosi’s latest scheme a “turbo-charged partisan exercise” instead of an “honest fact-finding body.” 

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had even threatened to strip Republicans of committee assignments if they accept the appointment to join the committee.

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    WHAT DOES THE SELECT COMMITTEE DO?

    The committee will investigate what went wrong when hundreds of Donald Trump supporters broke into the Capitol.

    It was approved by the House, despite objections from Republicans.

    Cheney was one of only two Republicans who supported forming the committee.

    "Since January 6th, the courage of my party's leaders has faded. But the threat to our Republic has not," Cheney said. 

    "On an almost daily basis, Donald Trump repeats the same statements that provoked violence before.

    "His attacks on our Constitution are accelerating. Our responsibility is to confront these threats, not appease and deflect."

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    JAN 6 SELECT COMMITTEE CONTINUED

    House Speaker Pelosi said: "We're very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on the committee."

    Cheney said she is "honored" to serve on the committee and that "Congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation of the most serious attack on our Capitol since 1814."

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    WHO IS SERVING ON THE JAN 6 SELECT COMMITTEE?

    On July 1, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she's tapped up Liz Cheney for the Capitol riot investigation committee.

    Cheney will join seven Democrats to investigate the violent January 6 insurrection in a panel chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson.

    In addition to Thompson and Cheney, Pelosi named Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren of California, Adam Schiff of California, Pete Aguilar of California, Stephanie Murphy, of Florida, Jamie Raskin of Maryland and Elaine Luria of Virginia.

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    RULES OF THE EVENT

    On September 15, crews began to assemble fences around the US Capitol building in anticipation of the event,

    LAA crews announced the following rules ahead of the event:

    The group also shared the following rules:

    • Travel in groups.
    • Be respectful to our security team and law enforcement.
    • Do not wear or bring political, candidate, or another organization’s paraphernalia. This includes clothing or banners supportive of President Trump or President Biden.
    • Do wear your red, white, and blue and bring your American flag and signs to show your support of the J6 prisoners.
    • If you see anyone causing trouble, start recording them with your cell phone video and signal for help to an LAA Volunteer (in the red LAA T-shirts).

    The Capitol Police said they will call on help from the National Guard "should the need arise."

    LOOKING AHEAD AMERICA

    Look Ahead America, the group organizing the rally, is also holding events at 13 other state capitols on the same day.

    "The purpose of these peaceful protests is for patriotic Americans to educate their state legislators on the power they have to give instructions to their state’s federal legislators," LAA Executive Director Matt Braynard said in a statement.

    "We have composed a draft resolution a state legislature can pass to inform US Senators and Representative to oppose the tyrannical and inhumane treatment of the January 6 political prisoners who have been targeted by the Department of Justice and the FBI."

    WHAT IS THE JUSTICE FOR J6 RALLY?

    Protesters are gathering together to rally against the persecution of those who participated in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021.

    The rally will be held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on. Saturday, September 18.

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