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Justice for J6 rally fails spectacularly as insurrectionist sympathizers heed “false flag” warnings

Justice for J6 rally fails spectacularly as insurrectionist sympathizers heed “false flag” warnings

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What if they gave a protest and nobody came?

The much-touted “Justice for J6” rally at the Capitol was intended to bring teeming MAGA masses to Washington DC to protest the continued prosecution and incarceration of the violent insurrectionists who invaded Congress with murderous intent and a portable gallows on January 6th.

The fear that the event would bring even more disgruntled, misguided right-wing political activists and militia members back to the seat of the federal government inspired considerably more preventative measures than the original “Stop the Steal” rally that devolved into a raucous melee resulting in five deaths.

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The extra fencing re-erected around the Capitol Building proved to be unnecessary after warnings from far-right groups that the event could actually be a “false flag” or a “government trap” suppressed turnout to the rally to embarrassing levels.

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With more media and counter-protestors attending the rally than actual participants, the failure of the pro-Trump protest to attract any significant attendance is best demonstrated through pictures of the sparse crowd.

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Journalists desperate for a story to cover crowded any outnumbered protestor willing to speak with them.

Despite the dismal turnout for the protest, four people still managed to get arrested during the events surrounding today’s rally.

Washington DC’s Fox5 News reported that “one person was arrested on a weapons charge when Capitol police discovered he was carrying a knife. A second person was taken into custody after a bystander alerted them to a gun he was carrying.”

“Capitol police also arrested two people on warrants out of Texas Saturday morning after a traffic stop.  One of the people in the car had a firearm, the other was arrested for a probation violation,” the local Fox affiliate stated.

By mid-afternoon, Capitol police estimated that there were “400 to 450 people inside what they described as ‘the protest area’ – a number that fell far short of the 700 organizers expected to participate in the rally,” Fox5 related.

As the failed rally dispersed, many participants seemed to blame the failure on one of it’s primary beneficiaries, Donald Trump himself, who reportedly, and not unexpectedly, spent the day at his New Jersey golf course.

Unfortunately , the inability of the “Justice for J6” rally organizers to attract a substantial crowd today does not mean that there is a dwindling number of misinformed right-wing fanatics who still refuse to believe their eyes — even after being shown videos of the violent clashes — that the January 6th insurrectionists were anything more than peaceful tourists.

With Fox News and other right-wing media continuing to push the big lie of a stolen election it’s unlikely that their enraptured viewers will have access to the truth anytime soon.

We’ll leave you with CNN’s wrap up of the poorly-attended “J4J6” rally for the mainstream media perspective on the event.

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Original reporting by Ron Flipkowski, Brendan Gutenschwager, Alejandro Alverez, Perris Jones at Fox5DC, and USA Today.

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Vinnie Longobardo
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Vinnie Longobardo is the Managing Editor of Occupy Democrats. He's a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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