Outnumbered crowd of activists gathered at “Justice for J6” rally demanding freedom for political prisoners
Thousands of activists came to the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, demanding an end to the criminal prosecution of the participants in the storming of the Capitol on January 6th.
“We condemn political violence in all its forms, especially violence perpetrated on January 6, and we believe those who are found guilty should be punished,” according to the website of the organizers of the rally. “This is a rally in support of those who have been charged with nonviolent offences to protest of their disparate treatment at the hands of the Department of Justice and the Judiciary.”
Countless police and National Guard officers arrived to maintain order in the capital. Video footage from the protest site shows the streets filled with dump trucks to shield vulnerable parts of the fence from activists.
In various places where protesters gathered, platforms were set up where activists spoke.
Justice for J6 Rally at Capital-Look at all the outdoor Mask Holes- because they are all media! ???? pic.twitter.com/dZquyoMC1f— Windminstral (@GoldSwarm) September 18, 2021
Press somewhat outnumber the protesters so far in DC at the "Justice for J6" event. pic.twitter.com/dTtASAzXmw— Nathan Howard (@SmileItsNathan) September 18, 2021
Counter protesters were seen near the main event.
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