The Department of Homeland Security (DHS, its acronym in English), warned about possible violent acts that may occur in the demonstration “Justice for J6” this Saturday by the participants in it, according to an intelligence report.
According to an intelligence report Not qualified shared with state and local authorities obtained by CNN, acts of violence could occur the day before the demonstration.
The report of the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, assured that the authorities are aware of a “small number of recent threats of online violence”, with respect to the previous demonstration, which includes discussions that They “encourage” violence.
However, the department has no indications of a specific or credible “plot” so far, despite the fact that it creates possible attacks by some.
In addition, DHS warned that protesters who act “alone” and small groups of individuals can “Mobilize toward violence with little or no warning.”
For their part, the authorities fear the fact that some groups may pose a threat of violence to public order.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the event have denounced that they have received “threats of death” of the opponents the demonstration.
“A counter-demonstration is scheduled to take place on the same day in Freedom Square in Washington, increasing the possibility of acts of violence between alleged opponents,” the report says.
The authorities will have the additional challenge of the probable use of closed or encrypted communication platforms by those who want to generate violence, according to the report.
In early September, social media users reported storming the country’s Capitol the night before the demonstration, and one user commented on kidnap a particular member of Congress, as referred by DHS.
Similarly, other references to violence on the networks include conversations about using the demonstration to attack local Jewish institutionsit is, to “liberal churches” and elected officials.
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