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Candlelight Vigil Outside of D.C. Jail for Jan. 6 Rioters Draws More Gawkers Than Participants

Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Around a dozen Jan 6 “political prisoner” vigil attendees stepped off a rented motorcoach and assembled outside the D.C. Central Detention Facility late Thursday night to remember Capitol rioters who have since been charged with crimes and placed behind bars.

The ardently pro-Trump activist organization Look Ahead America kicked off the vigil at 6 pm with songs including “Jesus Loves the Little Children” and “God Bless America.”

Orchestrated by former Trump campaign staffer Matt Braynard, the “nationwide Justice for J6 candlelight vigils” were scheduled to take place at nearly 30 towns and cities across the country from Washington State to Florida.

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