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Opinion: What's really behind the 'Justice for J6' rally

Julian Zelizer, a CNN political analyst, is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and author of the book, "Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party." Follow him on Twitter @julianzelizer. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN.
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DHS Expects About 700 People at ‘Justice for J6’ Rally Saturday

About 700 people are expected to attend the pro-Trump "Justice for J6" rally, a Department of Homeland Security official estimated ahead of the rally scheduled for Saturday, according to NBC News. Deputy Undersecretary for Intelligence Enterprise Readiness Melissa Smislova said during the Homeland Security Enterprise Forum Tuesday that DHS has...
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‘Justice for J6’ Rally Leader Once Praised Far-Right Japanese Assassin

The Republican operative serving as the head organizer of the “Justice for J6” rally made efforts to overturn the 2020 election—and once praised a far-right assassin. Mother Jones editor David Corn reported Friday that Matt Braynard, who previously worked for former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, repeatedly praised Otoya Yamaguchi, a late Japanese far-right nationalist. In 1960, Yamaguchi murdered the chairman of the Japan Socialist Party before committing suicide while in custody. Braynard named a literary magazine after Yamaguchi during his time at Columbia for a master’s program, calling him “another great patriot who put bayonets through the enemies who threatened his nation” when noting his shared birthdate with George Washington. Braynard later told Corn that Yamaguchi helped ward off a Khmer Rouge-esque genocide in Japan and should be “memorialized and remembered.”

The Upcoming ‘Justice for J6’ Rally Is Sure Sounding Like It Could Be a Runback of January 6th

Supporters of the insurrectionists charged following the riot at the Capitol will converge on Washington, D.C., on September 18th for a new rally, this one dubbed “Justice for J6.” The upcoming event is starting to take on the tenor of the ‘Save America’ rally that preceded the January 6th insurrection, both in the fervor of the Trump supporters expected to attend, and, according to a Capitol Police intelligence memo obtained Wednesday by CNN, in the violent rhetoric circulating online as the rally draws near. Fear has been mounting for weeks that the “Justice for J6” rally could result in violence. According...

DC bracing for 'Justice for J6' rally at US Capitol

WASHINGTON - D.C. residents and law enforcement are preparing for the "Justice for J6" rally planned for Saturday on the west lawn of the Capitol. Organizer Matt Braynard said Sunday he estimated on the event permit that 700 people will attend, but that it's difficult to know exactly how many will be there.

Senate offices closing ahead of "Justice for J6" demonstration

Multiple congressional offices will be closed Friday amid security precautions ahead of Saturday's rally in support of jailed Jan. 6 rioters, aides who have been instructed to work remotely tell Axios. Why it matters: As the U.S. Capitol faces its first large-scale security test since the deadly attack, House and...