Protest for Jailed Capitol Rioters: Police Ready This Time
Allies of Donald Trump are mounting a Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol, aimed at supporting protesters now in jail on charges from the Jan. 6 insurrection.
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Capitol police, criticized as unprepared in January, are taking no chances, arguing that overpreparing this time is far preferable.
Some 60 or so people are behind bars, awaiting trial or sentencing, out of the more than 600 charged in the deadly riot.
Persistent attempts by Trump and others to rewrite the narrative around the January day, and the ever-increasing volatility around the politics of the 2020 election, have made it impossible to predict how many people might show up.