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Capitol Police Fence the Perimeter Days Before the MAGA ‘Justice for January 6th’ Rally Begins
So where is all the talk about the summer of 2020? All the destruction, the “looting” that was supposedly done by BLM and Antifa? All the violence? We have a “Justice for January 6th” rally coming up, ostensibly to protest holding some (very small minority) of MAGA rioters in jail from January 6th until their trial.
It appears that even a “regular” MAGA protest now requires fencing around the United States Capitol (See Below). Doesn’t that say it all about one’s political party and whether it’s a party at all? It says it is not political anymore, it’s ideological and the people pushing the ideology are a cult fringe that has been known to get violent. Thus, the fencing:
US Capitol Police chief: Temporary fencing will go up “a day or two before” Sept 18 rally … and “if everything goes well, it’ll come down a day or two after”
So it is there to keep the MAGAs out, that’s it. Other than MAGA rallies, our democratic institutions are safe. Is anyone awake? Doesn’t this statement alone say everything that needs to be said about the Trump movement? Twitter went nuts:
US Capitol Police chief:
Temporary fencing will go up "a day or two before" Sept 18 rally … and "if everything goes well, it'll come down a day or two after" pic.twitter.com/hRfaG1K1lR
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 13, 2021
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It is horrifying that fencing has to go up to protect us from our own lunatics. This is not normal. https://t.co/17ny7IHPNV
— 💖🏃♀️🌷Survivor🐈🇺🇸🇭🇷 (@myamacka) September 13, 2021
No, this is not normal and it’s shocking that this detail isn’t getting more attention than it is. Of course, we want the fencing up, no one should trust this group, but the fact that we’re all acting like this is normal is deeply disturbing.
It is astonishing that they’re even allowed to march/protest.
It was an attempted coup to overthrow our election & government, hoped to hang Pelosi, where death and police beatings resulted.
The group is self-titled “Justice for January 6”!
Seriously, WTF? https://t.co/Ww3wK5qkOr
— Teresa 🌊 (@TerisBlueWave) September 13, 2021
Well, on that people are on shakier ground. There is a First Amendment right and the people who actually did march on January 6th are not marching, that is how one gets a group that is “allowed” to have the protest. It doesn’t make the idea that we need to enact fencing now for any Republican protest less awful.
U.S. Capitol Police is planning to reinstall metal fencing around the Capitol complex ahead of the “Justice for J6” rally scheduled for September 18, a source tells NBC. AP first reported. Earlier today, the department announced plans for a “robust security posture” on the 18th.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 8, 2021
Should I Take My Kid to His Baseball Game Saturday or Leave Town Because of Another Trump Rally, a DC parent memoir https://t.co/MEKyrf4qav
— Stephanie H. Damassa (@SLHDC) September 14, 2021
Oh Great! The return of the racist zombies https://t.co/Q5FhHqC4PM
— JR (@Tarsinker) September 13, 2021
It is a shocking announcement. Except it’s not in the larger scheme of things. It is the least they can do.
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