The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned on Saturday that “violent acts” may occur during the protests related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Madrid (European News).- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that it might register “violent acts” within the framework of the protest this Saturday to demand justice for the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
In an intelligence report obtained by the CNN television network, the authorities stated that there is a “potential” risk of violence for both those who participated in the demonstration and those who opposed the demonstration.
In a memo, the authorities warned that violence could increase on the day of the march. “We observed a few threats linked to the protests, such as online conversations and conversations calling out for violence the morning before the parade,” the text said.
The government is aware that some people might commit violence but they don’t believe there was any specific threat or conspiracy to the incident. Intelligence alerts are part of the authorities’ efforts to predict the arrival of large numbers of people in the capital, Washington.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, certain groups could “mobilize and commit violent acts in a very short time period of no prior notice.” The authorities are concerned that the protestors could also be a problem.
He pointed out that there were signs that people who opposed the demonstration had been threatened with “death” Multiple media reports indicate that Oath Guardians and Pride Boys are also expected to be part of the parade.