Fears of More Violence as Extremists Plan September 18 Capitol Rally

Source: Common Dreams

“[L]awmakers and intelligence officials are voicing concerns about a September 18 U.S. Capitol rally that far-right extremists organized to demand ‘justice’ for those facing charges over their role in the violent insurrection [sic] on January 6 of this year. Citing unnamed people familiar with federal intelligence, the Associated Press reported Wednesday that ‘extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are planning to attend’ the rally, which ‘comes as a jittery Washington has seen a series of troubling one-off incidents — including, most recently, a man who parked a pickup truck near the Library of Congress and said he had a bomb and detonator.’ Law enforcement agencies that were unprepared for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters insist they are ready for any violence that may break out at the September 18 rally, which organizers have dubbed ‘Justice for J6.'” (09/02/21)