Washington, Sep 18 (AP) Police and including the US National Guard completed preparations ahead of a proposed rally on Saturday in support of those jailed on charges of violence at the Capitol Building complex in the US in January this year. Help has also been taken from nearby law enforcers. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said in a press briefing Friday that it was difficult to say whether reports of violence planned at Saturday’s rally were accurate, but in January there were similar indications from online and elsewhere.
He said that 700 people have been allowed to take part in the protest. Manger said that he believes that people can also come against the rally, due to which there is a possibility of conflict. He said that the police is also prepared for such fears that the protesters may arrive with weapons.
“We will not tolerate violence and we will not tolerate any form of criminal behavior,” Manger said.
It is worth noting that on January 6 this year, supporters of the then President Donald Trump entered the Parliament House when the victory of the incumbent President Joe Biden was being certified. He alleged that the presidential election held in November last year was rigged. About 63 people are in jail in the violence case and 600 people were accused of rioting.