US Capitol braced for rally supporting January 6 rioters

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Washington (AFP) – Washington was on high alert Friday on the eve of a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the US Capitol on January 6, with security forces better prepared to avoid a repeat of the mayhem.  A black fence that surrounded the complex for six months after the deadly riot has been put back up for the weekend along with surveillance cameras, although police have no indication of a specific plot associated with Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally. Capitol Police nevertheless warned in a news conference there had been “some threats of violence,” with a counter-rally…

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