Capitol police chief says officers ‘ready to handle anything’ ahead of rally

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The head of the US Capitol police said his department would be ready to handle whatever happens during a rally on Saturday in support of those who were arrested in connection with their actions in the January 6 uprising.

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US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said during a press conference on Friday that the department is working with 25 partner agencies, including Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department.

“Whatever happens, we are ready to deal with it,” Mangar told reporters.


The group Look Ahead America plans to hold an event at the Capitol to protest the treatment of people who were arrested for crackdown during the riots on the Hill, when supporters of President Donald Trump protested against the 2020 presidential election. Tried to reverse the results.

comes after the press conference Washington Post said that Mr Mangar withdrew his request to have 100 Armed National Guard members on standby for the rally.

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Mr Mangar said it is difficult to know which threats of violence are credible.

“Of the chatter we heard before January 6, many of the threats turned out to be credible and we are not taking any risks,” he said.

“If they decide they want to break the fence, if they want to attack law enforcement, we will be ready,” he said.

Mr Manger said the USCP has been working since January to ensure that what happened on the day of the rebellion doesn’t happen again.

“They are working to make sure we have enough resources for our police officers, training, equipment, staff to make sure we can fulfill our mission again.” “Our mission is every day as it is tomorrow and that is to protect everyone’s freedom of speech and the right to perform legally.”


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