“Justice for J6”— the right-wing protest took place in Washington, D.C, this weekend. Protestors spoke out for those charged after the January 6th riot and brought a wave of concern.
The rally was planned by “Look Ahead America,” a nonprofit led by former President Trump campaign staffer Matt Braynard, who gave opening remarks urging protestors to remain peaceful.
“Number one is that there are uniformed officers here, whom I demand that you respect, you’re kind to, you’re respectful of, and you’re obedient to,” stated Braynard. “They’re here to keep us safe.”
National Guard members were seen helping Capitol police. Extra security fencing was installed around the building — partly due to the serious violence and damage done during the January 6th attack. However, media members and police outnumbered protestors. Despite four arrests—a few hours into the rally—officials called the protest “peaceful”.
“This is about the many people who were there that day who have not been charged with violence, not been accused of assaulting a police officer, destroying property and the disparate treatment they’ve received,” stated Braynard.
At least 610 individuals have been federally charged for their involvement in the January 6th riot. Currently, the FBI continues to arrest people who were involved in the attack.