Going to do my best to QT and share "militia" presence in DC today (many are likely aiming more for 20 January, when another event is planned). Firearms are banned in DC so it's going to look a bit different than, say, Richmond or Atlanta.
Spotted by @ZTPetrizzo, some folks wearing camo and chest rigs, hanging out on a pillar outside of the White House around 11 AM ET on 6 January:
A printout handed to @EggerDC by an "ominous dude in camo" called for a "national militia" to join a 'muster' west of the Capitol, wear silver armbands to identify themselves as "lawful combatants". Handout near Capitol around 11 AM ET on 6 January:
Technically not a 'militia' but adding here as they are a violent street movement - per @Matt_D_Cohen, the Proud Boys started marching across the National Mall towards the Capitol just before 11 AM ET on 6 January:
While bookmarking non 'militia' actors here, just wanted to make sure this "come back with your rifles" clip from @ZTPetrizzo was included here, recorded on the Mall near the Washington Monument around 10 AM ET on 6 January:
Among the crowd marching to the Capitol alongside Proud Boys are a few people in camo and others shouting "1776", via @Rachel_Chason near the Capitol just past 11:30 AM ET on 6 January:
Oath Keeper spotted in a stream by @jaredlholt at the Ellipse (field just south of the White House, north of Washington Monument) around 11:30 AM ET on 6 January:
An earlier one from @RyanW_Miller: Sons of Liberty New Jersey held a small demo in their matching uniforms, holding a "tree of liberty" flag at the Mall around 9:00 AM ET on 6 January:
Another Oath Keeper spotted at the campaign event, walking underneath someone else's QAnon flag. @RyanW_Miller also says he's seen some other III% flags at the protests. This photo near Ellipse before 10:30 AM ET on 6 January:
Sighted by @AntiFashGordon - Proud Boys founder Gavin McInness south of the White House just before 12 PM ET on 6 January:
Okay also *not* a militia but post-irony youth fascist movement America First / Groypers were also spotted earlier by @BGOnTheScene, gathering here at the Mall before 10:30 AM ET:
Another *not* militia but notable that the LaRouchites were spotted by @harrisondsmith on Constitution Ave south of the Ellipse around 12:00 PM ET:
The first photo I've seen of III%ers today, here are a few spotted by @Matt_D_Cohen by the US Capitol Building around 12:30 PM ET:
Not a specific group, but notable happening: @rebtanhs recorded hundreds of Trump supporters hopping barricades to walk towards the Capitol at the hour Congress is set to confirm Biden, 1PM ET on 6 January:
Trump speech cohort arriving at the Capitol in footage from @BGOnTheScene, just after 1PM ET:

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Separate thread for non-DC militia spottings below here:
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Daily Mail ran a story yesterday about a 'border militia' forcing the surrender of 300 asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border, that I wanted to provide a few comments on:
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