United States

The US police to restore fences around Capitol ahead of rally

18:52, 16 September 2021
The US police to restore fences around Capitol ahead of rally

Washington is planning to enhance security measures in the run-up to the former President Trump’s supporters meeting called “Justice for J6” on September 18.

The police will put the metal fences around the Capitol building as the law-enforcement agencies seek to prevent the possible violence as it occurred on January 6 when the protestors broke through the guard cordon and rushed into the Congress.     

“The USCP has asked the Department of Defense for the ability to receive National Guard support should the need arise on September 18,” – the United States Capitol Police said on Twitter.

Approximately 700 people are expected to attend the rally. The pro-Trump supporters are going to speak up for the Americans who had been detained at the previous meeting in front of the Capitol. The police have arrested more than 500 people. 

The activists consider that the meeting in January had been peaceful and most of the protestors had been arrested mistakenly.  

The Capitol attack occurred on 6 January as a crowd of angry protesters didn’t support the US Senate and House of Representatives certification of Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election.

It was the first assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812. The brutal and unexpected attack made then-vice president Mike Pence and other officials hastily flee the building for their safety.

A total of five people died and over 100 policemen were wounded as a result of the Capitol storming.