Several pro-Trump rallies are scheduled in the District this week, drawing thousands of people to downtown D.C. from across the country. President Trump himself is expected to make an appearance Wednesday.
The March For Trump rally organized by the conservative women group Women For America First on Wednesday, Jan. 6, on the Ellipse Grounds is projecting about 5,000 Trump supporters to make their way to the nation’s capital.
Tuesday evening, the president tweeted that he would be speaking at the Save America Rally on the Ellipse at 11 a.m.
Several pre-event rallies took place Tuesday, and DC Police said two arrests were made during the first day of demonstrations (as of the afternoon). Charges included carrying a pistol and rifle without a license, possessing a high-capacity feeding device, unregistered ammunition, firearms, no permit while driving an unauthorized van, and controlling illegal fireworks.
Attendees rallying on Wednesday are holding the first amendment rally “to demand transparency and protect election integrity” on the same day Congress is set to approve the 2020 election results officially. This event comes after President Trump warned via Twitter that there would be a “massive” and “wild” protest on Jan. 6 after he refused to concede due to unfounded allegations of election fraud.
I will be speaking at the SAVE AMERICA RALLY tomorrow on the Ellipse at 11 AM Eastern. Arrive early — doors open at 7 AM Eastern. BIG CROWDS! pic.twitter.com/k4blXESc0c
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2021
According to the permit approved by the Department of Interior, the March For Trump rally will not be an organized march from the Ellipse. The organization stated in the license that some participants may leave their rally to attend other rallies at the United States Capitol to hear the results of Congressional certification of the Electoral College count.
Here is everything you need to know about the March For Trump rally:
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Trump’s speech is expected around 11 a.m.
Ellipse, Southeast and Southwest Quadrants (South of Tree Lighting site)
March for Trump will feature Women for America First, Congressional Representatives, Roger Stone, Julio Gonzalez, Rudy Giuliani, Diamond, and Silk.