Washington police requested military assistance ahead of Republican rally

Washington police have requested the support of the US military to respond to mass protests by GOP supporters expected on Saturday, September 18. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to Pentagon press secretary John Kirby.

Kirby declined to elaborate on the nature of the request, noting that it was not “transcendent” in nature. According to a representative of the defense department, the message is pending.

Law enforcement agencies in the American capital expect supporters of former US President Donald Trump to hold a Justice for J6 rally in support of Republicans who were detained for participating in the storming of the Capitol. It is expected that 600 people will take part in the action. The Washington Post previously reported that law enforcement officers from the District of Columbia asked the authorities of the American capital to re-establish a fence around the Capitol, like the one that stood in front of the building for several months.

Following the US presidential election in November 2020, Donald Trump’s supporters, dissatisfied with Joe Biden’s victory, stormed the Capitol. This happened after the January 6 rally. During the riots, a demonstrator and a policeman were killed, and three more died from causes unrelated to violence. The police were able to remove the participants in the assault from the Congress building, after which Biden’s victory was announced.

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