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US Capitol Police asks Pentagon for National Guard troops to help cope with protest against mistreatment of January 6 rioters

Apparently not content with putting up an unscalable fence to protect the US Capitol, police have asked the Pentagon to provide National Guard troops as supporters of former president Donald Trump return to Washington for a rally.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed the request on Wednesday, acknowledging that it was made in connection with a protest scheduled for Saturday over the alleged mistreatment of suspects in January’s Capitol riot. He said the Capitol Police Department (CPD) is seeking “manpower support” for the rally, and the request is being processed.

The CPD later issued a statement confirming that it had asked the Department of Defense to provide National Guard troops to be deployed should the need arise on Saturday.

About 26,000 National Guard troops were brought to Washington following the riot, and many were kept around the Capitol for months to ensure tight security during and after President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The fence ringing the Capitol was finally taken down in July, six months after the riot, but Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger told reporters on Monday that it will be going back up for Saturday’s “Justice for J6” protest.

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