The “Justice for J6” rally is billed by its organizers as a protest for defendants who are in custody in connection to the violence that took place on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
Details of the event
Date and Time
Saturday, September 18 at Noon
Union Square (West Lawn of US Capitol)
About the event
Justice for J6″ demonstration on Saturday will be comprised of pro-Trump protestors who oppose the prosecution of those who assaulted the Capitol on January 6.
First, some blamed the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol on left-wing Antifa antagonists, a theory quickly debunked. Then came comparisons of the rioters to peaceful protesters or even tourists.
Now, allies of former President Donald Trump are calling those charged in the Capitol riot “political prisoners,” a stunning effort to revise the narrative of that deadly day.
The brazen rhetoric ahead of a rally planned for Saturday at the Capitol is the latest attempt to explain away the horrific assault and obscure what played out for all the world to see: rioters loyal to the then-president storming the building, battling police and trying to stop Congress from certifying the election of Democrat Joe Biden.
The Justice for J6 rally, planned for this Saturday, September 18, is being coordinated by spurned former Trump campaign operative Matt Braynard and his Look Ahead America organization. Organizers are calling for the Justice Department to drop charges against over 570 people who were allegedly involved in the January 6 riot at the Capitol — people Braynard has referred to as “political prisoners” and “nonviolent protesters” despite the five deaths and multiple injuries that resulted from the January 6 riots.
Rules for the rally
Travel in groups.
Be respectful to our security team and law enforcement.
Do not wear or bring political, candidate, or another organization’s paraphernalia. This includes clothing or banners supportive of President Trump or President Biden.
Do wear your red, white, and blue and bring your American flag and signs to show your support of the J6 prisoners.
If you see anyone causing trouble, start recording them with your cell phone video and signal for help to an LAA Volunteer (in the red LAA T-shirts).
Parking: Union Station parking garage. Go to unionstationdc.com for parking rates and amenities.
Metro trains: For assistance with travel from the airport such as metro access and where to go for ride pick up, visit the Ronald Reagan National Airport at flyreagan.com and Dulles International Airport at flydulles.com. If arriving at Dulles, take the Silver Line Express Bus to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, which connects to the Silver Line of the D.C. Metro. Use the Washington Metro Transit Authority website at wmata.com.
Republican politicians, including House Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar and Louie Gohmert have previously backed calls to support the people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riots.
The U.S. Capitol Police is erecting a temporary fence around the Capitol in anticipation of a planned rally on September 18 by far-right groups defending January 6 rioters.
Washington, DC, is bracing for another potential weekend of violence from right-wing Trump supporters, this time as they protest charges against the January 6 Capitol riot.
The majority of those charged for participating in the January 6 attack have not yet reached sentencing, though a recent sentencing memo from federal prosecutors said that most participants charged should anticipate jail time. Most are being permitted to await trial at home.