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Police And Press Outnumbered The Protesters At The ‘Justice For J6’ Rally

Counter-protestors raise their fists at Freedom Plaza as supporters of those charged in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol attend the Justice for J6 rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
Counter-protestors raise their fists at Freedom Plaza as supporters of those charged in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol attend the Justice for J6 rally near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

Here in the nation’s capital, downtown DC has been turned into a fortress yet again. Now the authorities will start the week taking down fences put up ahead of this weekend’s “Justice for J6” rally.

Though the word rally really might be overstating the gathering.

Few turned up. Police and the press outnumbered protestors who traveled to D.C. to highlight the plight of those charged with nonviolent crimes in the Jan. 6th insurrection.One guy showed up in a Batman costume.

Few expected large crowds – even some of those now behind bars didn’t expect much of anything.

We unpack the situation and ponder what’s next in the insurrection saga. 

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