A gathering little attended for the rioters of January 6 A “huge success”, according to the organizer

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André Trunsky

The “Justice for J6” rally organized to protest the arrests of those involved in the Capitol riot drew small crowds and remained largely peaceful on Saturday.

The number of journalists and police far outnumbered the number of protesters at first, although more spectators came as the speakers took to the stage. Protective fences were erected around the Capitol in the days leading up to the rally in response to fears of violence, resembling the days following the January 6 attack.

A woman attended the “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, DC holding a “Jan. 6 inmates are scheduled to sue the swamp “on September 18, 2021. She told DCNF she plans to write” Nancy Pelosi’s pants “instead of” swamp. “(Kaylee Greenlee – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Surrounded by journalists, fencers and police, the demonstrators and counter-demonstrators acted peacefully, without any injuries being reported after the dispersal of the crowd. Four people were arrested, Capitol police noted.

A pro-police protester attended the “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, DC on September 18, 2021. He said he wanted to support law enforcement officers who were injured by rioters who took over. storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021 (Kaylee Greenlee – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Matt Braynard, the rally’s organizer, told reporters on Saturday that the rally was meant to be a “message demanding equal justice,” and noting the strong media presence. When asked by the Daily Caller News Foundation if he thought the protest was a success despite the small crowd, he replied that it was “a huge success!” You came!”

“Kentucky Phil” told multiple media outlets that he believed those jailed in connection with the Capitol Riot should have already been tried as they attended the “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, DC on September 18, 2021 (Kaylee Greenlee – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Braynard also urged protesters to remain peaceful and support the police officers who are protecting them. Although no sitting lawmakers spoke on Saturday, Joe Kent, Republican Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, took the stage, calling the riot defendants “political prisoners” and saying their arrests and detentions were “banana republic stuff”.

Dozens of law enforcement officials in riot gear were deployed to the “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, DC on September 18, 2021. Several of the officers were seen removing the tags from their new equipment behind the brackets. on bicycles separating them from the demonstrators. (Kaylee Greenlee – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Several counter-demonstrators were also present. One of them told the DCNF he was there to try to preserve democracy, calling on both liberals and conservatives to fix and cherish it together.

“I have come to give everyone the opportunity to create a unit on the issue,” he said. “Everyone here is interested,” he added. “It takes a lot of work to plant a seed, but the real question is whether people think democracy is still an American value. “

Several people attended the “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, DC in different costumes on September 18, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Kaylee Greenlee contributed to this report.

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