Announcement

Collapse

Civics 101 Guidelines

Want to argue about politics? Healthcare reform? Taxes? Governments? You've come to the right place!

Try to keep it civil though. The rules still apply here.
See more
See less

Capitol Rally Drew A Few Hundred, No Violence Despite Liberal Predictions

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Capitol Rally Drew A Few Hundred, No Violence Despite Liberal Predictions

    So despite weeks of liberals doomsaying a rally set for yesterday supposedly in support of the 1/6 people, with declarations that there would be more violence and possibly another 'attack on the capitol', the 'rally' drew in very few people.Given all they hype, I suspect it was largely hype created by law enforcement to try to draw people out and incite some violence.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/18/smal...6-rioters.html
    A sparse crowd of demonstrators gathered in Washington to rally for those criminally charged in the Jan. 6 deadly pro-Trump insurrection.

    Organizers called the rally “Justice for J6,” referencing the date in which supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the certification of the 2020 election results.

    Protestors were met with heavy presence of local, state and federal law enforcement — and members of the press — outnumbering event attendees.

    U.S. Capitol Police made a few arrests Saturday in an otherwise nonviolent demonstration, according to the department’s social media. Arrests included weapons violation, possession of a firearm and probation violation, according to police.

    Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee told NBC News the crowd was “about what we expected” and the heightened police presence may have deterred attendance.

    Police in advance of Saturday ramped up security around the Capitol, erecting fences around the Capitol grounds, Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and other congressional office buildings.

    One hundred National Guard troops were on standby to help protect the Capitol, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday.


    Matt Braynard, the former Trump campaign staffer who organized the rally, previously told CNBC he expected the protest to be peaceful.
    The Jan. 6 Capitol riot began shortly after Trump, speaking at a rally outside the White House, urged the crowd to march to Congress and fight against the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president.
    Four people died that day in connection with the riot, including a woman shot by a police officer as she tried to crawl through a window toward the House of Representatives chamber.
    Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died the following day after collapsing hours after he was attacked by rioters. Four police officers who responded to the insurrection have died by suicide since the attack.
    (Note they are still trying to dishonestly peddle Sicknick's death as being linked to the riot at the end there, despite the autopsy stating it was death by natural causes - at least they've finally stopped the fire extinguisher story).


    I had to laugh when I saw the following - a man there with a firearm was spotted and surrounded by police. Turned out he was undercover, tells them where his gun is, tells them where his credentials/badge is, they check his badge, and then escort/extract him from the rally without disarming him.

    https://twitter.com/FordFischer/stat...12268701863939


    Given the whole Whitmer thing, etc., I suspect the majority or at least a good 50 percent split of people there were probably undercover law enforcement absolutely thirsting for a chance to try to push/incite some violence to get some arrests.
    Last edited by Gondwanaland; 09-19-2021, 10:23 AM.
    "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
    - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

  • #2
    More press and police than participants: Pro-Rioter ‘Justice for J6’ Rally Draws ‘Dozens’ of Attendees, ‘Hundreds’ of Cameras smiley yawn.gif

    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

    Comment


    • #3
      It's interesting. Though it won't stop people from over-playing their favorite boogiemen

      Comment


      • #4
        Lots of talking heads on the right warned against going to the obvious set-up. There's a picture going around Twitter with a group of white guys at the "protest" that were clearly outed as FBI. They were wearing Jorts.... This was attempted entrapment from the jump.
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
          Lots of talking heads on the right warned against going to the obvious set-up. There's a picture going around Twitter with a group of white guys at the "protest" that were clearly outed as FBI. They were wearing Jorts.... This was attempted entrapment from the jump.
          Remember when everyone joked how easy it was to spot an FBI agent? They were the guy with a crewcut in a black suit and tie ... on the beach.

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

          Comment


          • #6

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

            Comment


            • #7
              The New York Times reported that fewer than a hundred participants showed up making CNN's berating of Fox for "barely covering" it and "almost acting like the rally is not happening at all" look pretty silly.

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

              Comment

              Related Threads

              Collapse

              Topics Statistics Last Post
              Started by Gondwanaland, Yesterday, 03:02 PM
              1 response
              76 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Mountain Man  
              Started by CivilDiscourse, 10-17-2021, 01:58 PM
              3 responses
              55 views
              1 like
              Last Post rogue06
              by rogue06
               
              Started by Cow Poke, 10-15-2021, 11:30 AM
              15 responses
              127 views
              0 likes
              Last Post rogue06
              by rogue06
               
              Started by Cow Poke, 10-15-2021, 10:20 AM
              8 responses
              66 views
              0 likes
              Last Post Cow Poke  
              Started by CivilDiscourse, 10-15-2021, 09:43 AM
              14 responses
              160 views
              0 likes
              Last Post CivilDiscourse  
              Working...
              X