US Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally

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Hundreds of police officers were patrolling around the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, ahead of a rally by supporters of the people who breached the building on Jan. 6 trying to overturn former President Donald Trump’s election defeat.

A black eight-foot-high (2.44 m) fence which surrounded the white-domed building for about six months after the attack is back, 100 National Guard troops are on standby and security officials are performing additional checks on travelers arriving at Washington’s nearest airport in an effort to prevent violence.

Hours before the rally was set to start, Capitol...


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US Capitol on high alert as pro-Trump demonstrators converge for rally


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