Capitol Police Chief Defends Rights of J6 Rally Attendees

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger Friday said that he supported the rights of people who may attend the Justice for J6 protest rally scheduled for Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Manger told reporters Friday that the department has a “strong plan in place to ensure” the event “remains peaceful, and that if violence does occur that we can stop it as quickly as possible.”

“We are here to protect everyone’s First Amendment right to peacefully protest,” Manger said. “I urge anyone who is thinking about causing trouble to stay home. We will enforce the law and not tolerate violence.”

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