Organised by the Look Ahead America group, participants of the rally intend to bring public attention and support to some 600 people charged with crimes in relation to the 6 January events at the Capitol.
The "Justice for J6" rally is being held in Washington, DC on Saturday. The activists demand justice for hundreds of rioters charged in connection with the 6 January storming of the US Capitol.
The Department of Homeland Security expects around 700 people to show up for the demonstration near the Capitol building. It is rumoured that members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers groups will attend the event.
Three counter-demonstrations are set to take place on the same day in Washington, but officials have put plans in place to keep the groups separated from the "Justice for J6" rally.
Local authorities earlier said that over the last several weeks, they have prepared contingency plans designed to immediately defuse any violence that may erupt on 18 September. There will be an increased number of police officers working throughout the city during the day.
Follow Sputnik's live updates to keep in touch with the latest developments in the 18 September rally.
20:27 GMT 18.09.2021
Justice for J6 Rally in DC Ends Without Any Serious Incidents
Police officers rarely interfered with the event, mostly to remove people who had opposing political views or those who were emotionally unstable.
20:25 GMT 18.09.2021
WATCH: No Serious Incidents Reported at Justice for J6 Rally in DC on Saturday
The exact number of protesters was hard to determine due to the presence of many reporters as well as people with opposing political views. The latter were immediately removed by the police to prevent clashes among protesters.
A law enforcement spokesperson told Sputnik that there was no threat of organized riots and violence.
19:56 GMT 18.09.2021
Organizer of 'Justice for J6' Rally in DC Calls on Participants to Respect Police, Media
18:11 GMT 18.09.2021
Some 200 People Participate in Justice for J6 Rally in Washington, Correspondent Says
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Police Escort Anti-Trump Activist Out of "Justice for J6" Rally
16:50 GMT 18.09.2021
Protesters and Press Gather Near US Capitol
15:34 GMT 18.09.2021
Political Commentator Says 6 January Riot and "False Narrative Surrounding That Day" Will Continue to be Key Point of Discussion for Democrats
"Elected Democrats and their allies in the media are fanning the flames, praying for some sort of violence this weekend. Story after story has been published about free citizens exercising their constitutional rights. Sadly, the regime has made that a controversial act these days", Ethan Ralph said, a conservative political commentator.
13:03 GMT 18.09.2021
Police Scrap Request for 100 Armed National Guardsmen to Tackle Pro-Capitol Riot Rally