The extensive security apparatus deployed by police for the “Justice for 6-J” rally and the numerous reporters who attended to cover the supposed “chaos” expected were thwarted this weekend.
Security officers and reporters outnumbered the small number of attendees at the Capitol Hill event in Washington, and no violent incidents were reported, causing mockery from critics, according to Fox News Sept. 19.
So was “the terrifying MAGA protest that DHS, CNN and MSNBC spent weeks hysterically warning could be another Jan. 6 and that Capitol Police subpoenaed to install maximum security,” author Glenn Greenwald scoffed when referring to the event.
Likewise, author Rachel Bovard of The Federalist noted, “Unfortunately, this lack of participation will not inspire any self-reflection among the media that hysterically hyped it for the past three weeks.”
Among other security measures, authorities set up temporary fencing around the Capitol and surrounded the rally site with heavy trucks while local police departments and the National Guard stood by.
There were also officers in riot gear, plainclothes police, law enforcement on bicycles, and horseback.
This demonstration was called to support the hundreds of Americans who have been imprisoned for the riots that occurred on Jan. 6, in which thousands of people were seeking electoral transparency.
The federal government arrested more than 500 people, mostly on misdemeanor charges related to what happened during the mainly peaceful protest.
“This is a political persecution against Trump supporters,” argued American Greatness alternative media senior contributor Julie Kelly, according to Life Site News.
Separately, “Inmates’ lawyers have reported mental and verbal abuse, threats and violent beatings that have left inmates with permanent injuries,” National file notes, in a long list of inhumane treatment, including coercion to take the vaccine to avoid them.
On Apr. 19, Kelly reported that detainees “remained alone, sometimes with only one cellmate, in their cells for 23 hours a day for more than 400 days, with zero time outdoors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Inmates had only one hour to shower or engage in out-of-cell activities.”
The exaggerated security arrangements for the “Justice for 6-J” demonstration on Sept. 18 reflect the overblown narrative of what happened on Jan. 6.
In this regard, President Joe Biden criticized the protest, calling it an “assault on free and fair elections,” and asserting that the Jan. 6 insurrectionists were worse than the slave-holding Confederates in the Civil War.
“The assault on free and fair elections is just such a threat—literally. I’ve said it before. We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole—since the Civil War,” Biden said in a speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Jul. 13.
It should be noted that the Civil War was America’s bloodiest war, with an estimated 750,000 dead, in which Confederate soldiers did not storm the Capitol.
Meanwhile, in the Jan. 6 riots, there was only one death as a direct result of the violence at the Capitol. Ashli Babbitt, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer.