Fresno, California 2021-01-06 12:06:26 –
The president is expected to personally address his supporters during a Wednesday morning rally in the ellipse just south of the White House.
Protesters (many of whom don’t wear masks), just a few blocks from the White House, gathered at Freedom Plaza on Tuesday to blame the Electoral College for voting. Hundreds of people remained in the square and it was nightfall when temperatures dropped to the low 40s and stable rains struck the streets.
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“I’m just here to help the president,” said David Weidman, a 45-year-old firefighter who traveled from Memphis, Tennessee.
Wideman admitted that the president’s legal team was “confused” by a series of losses attempting to overturn the election results and was unaware of Trump’s options.
“I don’t know what he can do at this point, but I want to hear him,” Weidman said.
Mr. Trump tweeted his support for the protesters. “Washington is full of people who don’t want to see election victories stolen by bold far-left Democrats. We have enough in our country that they won’t accept it anymore! From the Oval Office. Make America great again! “
Speakers included former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Michael Flynn was pardoned by the president after being convicted twice for lying to the FBI in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia.
“We are standing in a crucible moment in American history,” Flynn told a crowd with few masks. “This country is awake now.”
The protest is consistent with Wednesday’s parliamentary vote, which Trump is expected to prove the outcome of the controversial electoral college.
In a tweet on Tuesday evening, Trump called on Democrats and Republicans to see “thousands of people pouring into DC.” In another tweet, he warned Antifa, a collective term for leftist extremist groups that Trump wanted to declare. Terrorist organizations should move away from Washington.
At the rally, local officials and law enforcement agencies prepared for the possibility of violent street clashes. Many companies in downtown Washington stepped into the windows and feared that protests would shift to the anxieties seen in May and June when dozens of companies were destroyed.
Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia called on the National Guard to help strengthen the city’s police force. She urged residents to move away from downtown Washington and avoid conflict with those who are “looking for battle.” But she warned, “We do not allow people to incite violence, intimidate residents, or destroy our city.”
Election officials from both parties, governors of major war-torn states, and former Attorney General of Trump, William Barr, said there were no widespread frauds in the elections. Almost all legal oppositions from Trump and his allies were dismissed by the judge, including two oppositions dismissed by the Supreme Court.
At a Trump supporter rally on December 12, hundreds of Trump supporters wearing black and yellow signatures from the far-right militant group Proud Boys are trying to keep them out of blacks. It ended in violence because it sought confrontation with a group of activists. I live in Matter Plaza near the White House. At least two local Black Churches have had their Black Lives Matter banners demolished and burned.
On Monday, police arrested Proud Boys leader Henry “Enrique” Tario, 36, after arriving in Washington prior to this week’s protests. According to police, Tario was accused of burning one of the Black Lives Matter banners in December and was found in two high-capacity firearm magazines. The judge signed an order banning Tario from entering the District of Columbia on Tuesday, with very limited exceptions related to his criminal case.
In addition to the National Guard, federal agents were waiting in case of immediate need in the city this week.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons said about 100 “specially trained police officers” had been sent to the Department of Justice headquarters to assist other guards, but “remain in reserve unless necessary.” ..
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security said it had no plans to deploy agents for Wednesday demonstrations from the Customs and Border Protection, unlike the May and June turmoil in Washington.
“At this point, we are not asked to deploy, but a modest quick reaction force is on standby in case assistance is requested,” said Mark Morgan, the agency’s deputy commissioner.
The organizers were scheduled to meet on Tuesday night and in an oval all day on Wednesday. An afternoon procession will also be planned for the US Capitol, and Congress will vote to confirm the election results. Many prominent Trump supporters were expected to attend, including Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and long-time Trump ally Roger Stone, who was pardoned by the President.
Stone was convicted of lying to Congress during an investigation into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 elections and sentenced to three years in prison. Trump commuted his sentence when Stone pursued an appeal and later issued a full amnesty.
Approximately 15,000 participants gathered at the Pro Trump rally in November. At the December 12 rally, the number of people was small, but the Proud Boys delegation was large.
During a previous anti-Trump protest, police blocked the Black Ribs Matter Plaza itself, but the conflict spilled into the surrounding streets. The Black Ribs Matter Plaza was closed on Tuesday.
“We have historically known that BLM Plaza has been the focus of the last few demonstrations,” Conty said the day before. “I don’t want that to be a problem,” he said.
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