Police in riot gear surrounded and detained the only person with a gun at Saturday’s J6 rally near the Capitol, but it turns out the armed man was an undercover cop. There were only a few arrests during the poorly attended J6 rally. Indeed, there were thousands of police — both in riot gear and undercover — not to mention thousands of reporters, but very few “dangerous” J6 rally-goers.
Not many turned out for the rally because most knew that Nancy Pelosi who runs the capitol police. was looking to take down anyone, for anything, real or fictional. Few real J6 supporters wanted to be mistreated by a corrupt militarized police presence looking to toss them in jail for any reason, so they stayed home.
Just a few photos from this afternoon's protest. Definitely more media there than protestors. pic.twitter.com/e5d0HCzVd7
— Hannah Nightingale (@HannahNighting) September 18, 2021
President Trump even warned people not to go to this thing. Trump called the whole event a “setup.”
“On Saturday, that’s a setup,” Trump said. “If people don’t show up they’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s a lack of spirit.’ And if people do show up they’ll be harassed.”
And he was exactly right. To show what a farcical situation the whole thing was, cops in riot gear surrounded and detained a man because he looked to be armed. And “journalists” were there to lap it all up.
Earlier at "Justice for J6" defendants rally:
Police surround masked man reportedly armed with a firearm.
He tells them where the gun is, and they pull out his badge.
He's undercover law enforcement.
Without disarming or handcuffing him, police extract him from the event. pic.twitter.com/F1n4PeuXkt
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) September 18, 2021