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Posted by on September 16, 2021 11:44 am
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The fencing around the US Capitol has officially been reinstalled, in anticipation of the “Justice for J6” rally on Saturday.

An NBC News reporter shared a photo of the fencing, which was previously taken down in July:

The fence is back up around the Capitol ahead of a rally this Saturday planned by far-right supporters of the mob that participated in the violent attack on January 6.

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Local police departments from the Washington area have been asked to assist law enforcement officers in their response to the “Justice for J6” rally on Capitol Hill this Saturday.

ARLnow reports:

The Arlington County Police Department has been asked to assist U.S. Capitol Police with security during a planned rally this weekend. …

ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage confirmed to ARLnow Wednesday evening that the department has received a mutual aid request to provide additional security at the Capitol on Saturday.
‘The Arlington County Police Department has received a request from the United States Capitol Police Department to provide assistance for planned events September 18, 2021, in Washington D.C.,’ Savage said. ‘Arlington County Police will honor this request and provide officers to assist our regional law enforcement partners in maintaining peace and order in the event of a significant disturbance or unrest.’

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