Tag: 6/1

Washington rally in support of 6 January rioters falls short of expectations | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

‘Kentucky Phil’, a US Coast Guard veteran, protests during the rally in Washington DC.

THE TRUMP RALLY FLOPPED AND WAS A NO SHOW

As a protest, it was a flop. Turnout was at best half of the 700 predicted by organisers, which in itself fell well short of the many thousands who stormed Congress in January. The event organiser, Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign operative, blamed the poor attendance on government intimidation and press scaremongering.

Source: Washington rally in support of 6 January rioters falls short of expectations | US Capitol attack | The Guardian

Proud Boys leader sentenced to 5 months in prison on weapons and vandalism charges – CBS News

Meanwhile, thousands languish in jails across America for the possession of weed which is legal in 18 states

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Monday to more than five months in prison for burning a Black Lives Matter banner stolen from a church in Washington, D.C., and for carrying two high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested weeks later, the Department of Justice said. Tarrio pled guilty to one count of destruction of property and one count of attempted possession of a large-capacity ammunition feeding device in July. Tarrio said Monday that there was “no excuse” for his actions, adding that he made “a grave mistake” that day. “I’d like to profusely apologize,” he said, adding, “What I did was wrong.”

Source: Proud Boys leader sentenced to 5 months in prison on weapons and vandalism charges – CBS News