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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:29 AM

Article outlines specific threats to the D.C. area and methods of monitoring

Source: CNN via The Atlantic Voice
Headline: Feds warn extremists may be emboldened to carry out additional attacks after Capitol insurrection

| January 14, 2021
By Josh Campbell and Whitney Wild | CNN


Secret Service report shows government is monitoring threats

Another government report is shedding light on how law enforcement officials are monitoring the threat of potential violence in the coming days.

According to an internal US Secret Service report dated January 11 and obtained by CNN, analysts with the Secret Service’s team responsible for monitoring websites and social media for planned demonstrations note that protesters unhappy with the 2020 election results are using online platforms to organize events in the Washington area and around the country.

In one online forum observed by investigators, the report indicated that a group calling itself “American Patriots Nationwide” is organizing a violent demonstration in Washington beginning on January 16. On its website, the group indicated it plans to use its members to surround the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court, and only allow the entry of people designated by Trump.

The Secret Service report said the American Patriots Nationwide group also planned to detain Democratic politicians who “played a role in planning or executing or supporting the attempted coup of the United States of America from 2016 to 2020.”

The Secret Service bulletin did not offer an assessment on the realistic nature of the planned rallies nor how much confidence investigators have in the ability of organizers to achieve their stated objectives.

According to the report, groups associated with the Boogaloo movement planned to host an armed march from the Washington Monument to the White House, and encouraged its members to bring weapons.


For Inauguration Day, the Secret Service report indicated that analysts identified more than 35 rallies being planned online around Washington.

One event dubbed the Million Militia March encouraged attendees to bring weapons. “The group claims they will not attack, but will defend,” the Secret Service report noted.

As part of its protective mission, the Secret Service routinely reviews so-called “open source intelligence” to review planned rallies and protests staged near official events. The Secret Service report obtained by CNN indicated that recent efforts by social media companies to suspend users engaged in election-related disinformation has, in effect, hindered the ability of analysts to identify some details of planned inauguration protests.

Much more at link: https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/feds-warn-extremists-may-be-emboldened-to-carry-out-additional-attacks-after-capitol-insurrection/

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lindysalsagal Jan 14 #1

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:36 PM

1. Here's hoping DC has sufficient communication to react swiftly when events flash up.

Also hope they have the ability to arrest and remove them quickly.
If I knew anyone who lived there, I'd invite them to hide out with me for the week.

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