Justice Department Going After Jan. 6 Peaceful Protestors

The Justice Department announced its plan to go after “thousands” of protestors who gathered in “restricted” areas during the incident in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, including those peacefully protesting.

Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, made the announcement last week during a press conference.

“It’s critical that we remember the collective harm that was done on Jan. 6, 2021, and understand how it happened, so that we can ensure it never happens again,” Graves said Thursday.

“If a person knowingly entered a restricted area without authorization, they had already committed a federal crime. Make no mistake, thousands of people [were] occupying the area that they were not authorized to be present in in the first place,” he added.

While Graves condemns the behavior of those protestors, what he failed to mention was the evidence that suggests that the protestors didn’t force their way in as the reports claim, rather
someone from the inside let them in.

According to videos posted by The Gateway Pundit, the doors of the U.S. Capitol were opened from the inside to allow Trump supporters to enter. Another video showed a Capitol Police officer waving Trump supporters in at the door.

So far, prosecutors have charged over 1,200 people linked to the incident and are currently seeking to determine the identities of over 80 people in connection to the assault of police officers. Graves reported that the FBI will be releasing a new “most wanted” list this week asking for the public’s help in identifying these individuals.

It’s important to note that months prior to Jan. 6, thousands of BLM protestors took to the streets, rioting, assaulting law enforcement, and setting fire to public and private property. Even worse, Democratic politicians encouraged their behavior, including current Vice President Kamala Harris and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who told protestors to get “more confrontational.”

If the Justice Department wants to hold people accountable, it should start by holding all BLM protestors accountable for their actions, even the non-violent ones.