I’m outside of the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA. Rumors of a possible armed protest have led to a bunch of press folks hanging out... not much else.
Gene Stilp, an activist from Harrisburg, pulls down a “statue” of Trump in front of the PA Capitol.

Gene told me, “In dictatorships across the world, statues of dictators are ripped down when democracy is restored. So today we will be ripping down a statue of Donald Trump.”
Only two Trump supporters showed up outside the Capitol. This one guy (who wanted to remain anonymous), refused to say he was in D.C during the riot... only to admit it shortly thereafter.
“There are a lot cameras here, not a lot other people.”

The woman then called the media out for “reporting” there was an armed protest outside the Capitol (they didn’t).

I asked where that was being reported & she responded, “Somebody sent it to me so I don’t know off-hand.”
The only other vocal Trump supporter to come out to the PA Capitol held a sign to highlight that “JEW ED BUCK” wasn’t charged by “LA’s JEW DA” and PSU’s President’s rape conviction was “OVERTURNED BY 2 FELLOW JEWS.”

So I asked him about that.

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18 Jan
I’m on the ground in Richmond where armed protesters are gathering outside the Virginia State Capitol. Follow thread for updates or watch livestream here pscp.tv/w/ctRbqzk0MTM5…
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11 Jan
Thread on some of those arrested.

Lonnie Coffman, 70, Alabama. Drove to DC packed with a loaded M4 assault rifle, 3 handguns, and 11 Mason jars filled with homemade napalm.

He was charged with having Molotov cocktails in the bed of his truck. apnews.com/article/1806ea…
Cleveland Meredith Jr., (GA). The FBI found a compact X95 assault rifle, a 9mm handgun & ~100 rounds of ammunition. Agents also seized THC edibles & a vial of injectable testosterone. He’s charged w/ transmitting a threat, as well as felony counts for possession of firearms/ammo
Meredith was bragging to friends that he was “Headed to DC with a (s—-) ton of 5.56 armor-piercing ammo,” and “Thinking about heading over to Pelosi (C——’s) speech and putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV...I’m gonna run that (C—-) Pelosi over while she chews on her gums...”
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9 Jan
Derrick Evans, the newly elected state delegate from West Virginia, has resigned from the WV House of Delegates as he now faces federal charges for entering the U.S. Capitol with a mob. wvmetronews.com/2021/01/09/der…
“I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians.”
“I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from the state Legislature, so my colleagues can get to work in earnest building a brighter future for our state.”
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9 Jan
It appears internet sleuths have found the guy photographed with zip ties in the Capitol faster than law enforcement could... this is mind blowing
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Screen-grab taken from a stream from the lobby of the Grand Hyatt in DC Image
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8 Jan
Authorities are more than twice as likely to break up a left-wing protest than a right-wing protest. fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-p…
“Instead of National Guard troops being posted en masse around landmarks before a protest even began, we saw the Defense Department initially deny a request to send in troops — and that was after the Capitol had been breached.”
“Instead of peaceful protesters being doused in tear gas, we saw a mob posing for selfies with police and being allowed to wander the corridors of power like they couldn’t decide whether they were invading the Capitol or touring it.”
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"...Nonetheless, Obama is troubled that adversaries have seen the U.S. weakened instead of spending more time and energy on figuring out a way to fix the problems. Such mentality of U.S. elites will push the U.S. decline further..."
"...The U.S. does have an adversary, and it is the U.S. itself. But American elites often overlook that. In the past, the U.S., relying on its strength, has created contradictions around the world to shift people’s attention, so it managed to cover up the accumulated unsolved..."
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