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Former President Trump on Thursday expressed solidarity with people facing prosecution in connection to the Capitol insurrection.
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Rioters committed over 1,000 assaults against police officers, according to prosecutors.
What he's saying: "Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest," Trump said in a statement.
"In addition to everything else, it has proven conclusively that we are a two-tiered system of justice. In the end, however, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!"
The big picture: The "Justice for J6 rally" is organized by a nonprofit group led by former Trump campaign staffer Matt Braynard. Trump has not indicated whether he will attend or participate.
The U.S. Capitol Police asked the Department of Defense to provide support in the form of National Guard troops should they become necessary on Saturday.
The protective fence set up around the Capitol following the riot has been reinstalled ahead of the rally.
Multiple congressional offices will also be closed Friday as a security precaution.
Don't forget: In the lead-up to the Capitol riots, Trump had told his supporters he would join them on their march to Congress to "show strength."
He ultimately did not join the rioters, nor did he issue any address as they breached the Capitol.
Later that day, he appeared in a video message, still claiming "we had an election that was stolen from us" before telling his supporters to go home. "We love you," he said. "You're very special."
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