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In edgy Washington, police outnumber Jan 6 protesters

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By COLLEEN LONG, MICHAEL BALSAMO, NATHAN ELLGREN and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

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What a sorry excuse for a protest!

The former guy’s supporters have a motivation problem!!!

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The "Justice for J6" organizers repeatedly said "this is a rally in support of those who have been charged with nonviolent offences." Well, the first guest speaker was the girlfriend of Jonathan Mellis, who was charged with assaulting police with a stick on 1/6.

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Just more of a sign that America is realizing Trump and his merry band of losers are... losers.

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There were more cops than protestors. Trump and other top republicans kept their distance from the protest.

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This is a foreshadowing to the 2022 election. Everyone will be worried, but then Trump's ilk will have a low turnout. They've alienated so many of their voters by trying to murder Mike Pence to stop the certification of a democratic election.

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Law enforcement had prepared for a confrontation by erecting temporary fencing around the Capitol and deploying heavy dump trucks to ring the rally site. Local police departments and the U.S. National Guard were on standby.

All ready to let people exercise their right to freedom of speech and expression

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All ready to let people exercise their right to freedom of speech and expression

While making sure they don’t get violent and try to disrupt the capitol again. Successful on both counts.

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No rerun, that show got cancelled in season one.

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Not a good week for the MAGA crowd. First the beat down in California and now this dud of a Klan meeting.

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Time and time again the political left make fools of themselves but they are so wrapped up in themselves that they can't see how foolish, ridiculous and absurd they are.

Fed and police overkill. All for medua hype. It's so freakin obvious.

https://100percentfedup.com/justice-for-j6-rally-cops-surround-masked-man-with-gun-and-get-a-big-surprise-video/

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Wow. Clear and obvious overkill from the leftist politicians, media and using their tools, the police. Unbelievable hyperbolic hype. So freakin overdone.

Stick a fork in this already. It’s just more of the usual fodder for the left (like with the mask wearing even after you been inoculated) they need to keep the anger and rage up for their supporters. This is the one ace card that this administration can use inexhaustible.

All the while they continue to ignore the real current humanitarian issue on the US southern border which is obviously of their doing in addition to all last summer during the 'summer of love', extreme violent rioting, looting, assaulting, mudering and yes, real insurrection in Portland on federal buildings for months on end. 

Exactly, once people starting talking about these issues, the White House pivots back to Jan. 6, easy thing to do and it takes a lot of people’s attentions away from the other dire and desperate issues.

The leftist media works hyper overrime to try to get eople to forget about the international leftist insurrectionist takeover of America.

the msm spent more time talking about Jan 6 than they did on Afghanistan and the border crisis and this is why their ratings continue to plunge because as bad as that day was there are other more serious things happening in the country and abroad.

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https://www.breitbart.com

Dear me. Have some respect for fellow posters.

On a Sunday as well.

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This protest was more of what conservatives call a Tea Party. It took more contractors to erect the fence again than the number of protestors who showed up. But there were more than 30 arrests, mostly on outstanding warrants.

This time, the protest wasn't organised by the White House.

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It worked. More than 30 arrests on previous warrants. Good day for the police.

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Low turnout? Who are they kidding - there were hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans there flying the Confederate Flag!

There were more people there than the massive crowd at President's Trump's 2016 inauguration ceremony!

Heck, even Hillary, Obama and Liz Cheney were there wearing their MAGA caps....

Don't let the MSM fool you with their tricks!

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There were more people there than the massive crowd at President's Trump's 2016 inauguration ceremony!

Big tech and the media weren’t silencing people back then either.

Heck, even Hillary, Obama and Liz Cheney were there wearing their MAGA caps....

Who?

Don't let the MSM fool you with their tricks!

They really don’t.

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There were more people there than the massive crowd at President's Trump's 2016 inauguration ceremony!

Big tech and the media weren’t silencing people back then either.

Dang straight - just look how many times Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney are on Fox...

Heck, even Hillary, Obama and Liz Cheney were there wearing their MAGA caps....

Who?

Didn't you see them? Guess you didn't look close enough...

Don't let the MSM fool you with their tricks!

They really don’t.

Preach brother! Its Fox, Newsmaxx and Russia Today for us MAGA-Morons...

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Don't let the MSM fool you with their tricks!

They really don’t.

Sure. I’m sure 100percentfedup.com and breitbart are far more truthful and unbiased.

Nobody pulls the wool over your eyes eh.

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It is bizarre to read posters moaning about media bias and then posting links to partisan trash like Breitbart.

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Fed and police overkill. All for medua hype. It's so freakin obvious.

https://100percentfedup.com/justice-for-j6-rally-cops-surround-masked-man-with-gun-and-get-a-big-surprise-video/

You won’t believe what happened next! Click here!

Oh, you were saying something about media hype?

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Dang straight - just look how many times Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney are on Fox...

They were and funny how their own states censured them. Funny now how the left is concerned with what these people do and think and 8 years ago, they excoriated these people to no end. Save it.

Preach brother! Its Fox, Newsmaxx and Russia Today for us MAGA-Morons...

RT wasn't brought or allowed into the US by any Republican admin. But in 2010 hmm....

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It is bizarre to read posters moaning about media bias and then posting links to partisan trash like Breitbart.

The left wants to jump on Breitbart, but give the abysmal NYT a pass...smh....

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bass4funkToday  12:13 pm JST

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They were and funny how their own states censured them. Funny now how the left is concerned with what these people do and think and 8 years ago, they excoriated these people to no end. Save it.

You excoriate the liberal media for allegedly silencing conservatives, but cheer on the silencing of Liz Cheney. Consistent.

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Republican lawmakers, including those who had voted that day to challenge Biden’s election, avoided Saturday’s rally. Rally organizer Matt Braynard took elected officials to task for not backing up those now in jail and introduced candidates who are running for elected office.

Spineless cowards who stand for nothing. Foul.

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The left wants to jump on Breitbart, but give the abysmal NYT a pass...smh....

I heard an interesting take on the NYT in that it isn’t so much bias as snobbery. As an elite newspaper, the turn towards populism with Trump was so stupid, so lowbrow, so crude and so devoid of intellectual content, it had to oppose it to maintain credible to educated people.

You’ve written for elite newspapers in the US like the Washington Post.

What’s your take on the snobbery angle?

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Washington wouldn’t have been on edge had Trump not incited his supporters to storm the seat of government in an attempt to interfere with the electoral process.

The effects of Trump and his supporters’ ignorance will be felt for years.

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