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Prosecutors Accuse Thousands of Capitol Rioters of Assaulting Police Officers as Extremists Plan Rally

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Prosecutors confirmed that video footage of the Capitol riots show more than 1,000 assaults against police as authorities consider greeting incoming extremists with a fence.

According to intelligence gathered by federal officials, far-right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are planning to attend a rally later this month at the U.S. Capitol that is designed to demand “justice” for the hundreds of people who have been charged in connection with January’s insurrection, reports the Associated Press. As a result, U.S. Capitol Police have been discussing in recent weeks whether the large perimeter fence that was erected outside the Capitol after January’s riot will need to be put back up. The decision on whether or not to erect the fence again will likely be considered by the Capitol Police Board which includes the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the U.S. Senate, and the Architect of the Capitol.

Meanwhile, Axios reports that, in a recent court filing by prosecutors, video footage shows that rioters committed more than 1,000 assaults against police officers during the U.S. Capitol insurrection. The revelation in a status update in the case of Couy Griffin, one of over 600 people charged over the Capitol violence, underscores that authorities are still searching for “dozens, if not hundreds, of suspects.

Source: The Crime Report

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