Emotions ran tepid as American discourse prevailed at the J6 rally in D.C. yesterday, for better or for worse. The expectation of violence, or any attempt the protesters made to do anything other than raise their homemade signs or shout a bit, was quickly overpowered by encircling journalists and law enforcement, whose numbers matched those of the rallygoers themselves.
Four arrests were made during the 90-minute rally, and a knife and a handgun were seized by Capital Police. The total number of attendees was p%20lang=%22en%22%20dir=%22ltr%22">
>Approximately%20400%20to%20450%20people%20were%20inside%20the%20protest%20area%20today%20(excluding%20law%20enforcement).—%20U.S.%20Capitol%20Police%20(@CapitolPolice)%20September%2018,%202021%20">about 450, and perhaps half of these were members of the media. The rally was organized by Look Ahead America, whose followers include white supremacists who were invited to air their grievances about the continuing legal circumstances of those who were arrested during the Capitol insurrection on January 6.
Photographer Mark Peterson covered both the January 6 insurrection and this more recent J6 gathering for The New Republic and noted that, this time, both the media and the Capitol Police were well prepared.
Source : https://newrepublic.com/article/163716/justice-j6-capitol-police-rally223