Organizers of the “Justice for J6” rally scheduled for this Saturday have asked attendees not to wear any pro-Trump clothing or symbols linking them to the former president or current President Joe Biden.
Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign staffer and organizer of the rally wrote on Twitter: “We request that anybody attending our events not wear any clothing or have signs supportive of either President Trump or Biden. Anyone not honoring this request will be assumed to be an infiltrator and we will take your picture, find out who you are, and make you famous”.
“This event is 100% about #JusticeforJ6 and not the election or any candidate,” he added.
The ‘Justice for J6’ rally is being organized by Braynard’s group, ‘Look Ahead America’ and is scheduled for September 18 on the West Lawn of the Capitol.
Braynard told Steve Bannon last month that the purpose of the rally is to “raise the profiles” of the insurrectionists arrested for storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 which will “make it harder and harder for the left’s phony narrative about an insurrection to stick.”
According to the Department of Homeland Security, roughly 700 people are expected to be in attendance, some of whom are linked to groups with members charged in connection to Jan. 6.
In preparation for the rally, Capitol Police issued an emergency declaration to deputize outside law enforcement to serve as “special” Capitol Police officers during the demonstration, according to the Hill. The fence surrounding the Capitol will also be put back in place days before the rally.
Metropolitan Police will also have a greater presence in the area and will close streets if necessary.
More than 600 people have been arrested and charged with crimes since supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to stop Congress’ certification of the Electoral College votes and to pressure Republican lawmakers into supporting Trump’s effort to overturn then-President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.