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‘It Is a Trap’: Far-Right Freaks Out About Rallies It’s Organized

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Politicians and law enforcement officials are bracing for tumultuous protests and even further violence across the country before the inauguration, even as pro-Trump activists who promoted the Jan. 6 protests that turned into the fatal Capitol riot try to distance themselves from any future unrest.

Capitol Police officials briefed House Democrats Monday on threats ahead of the inauguration. The briefing, which was first reported by HuffPost and confirmed by The Daily Beast, included plans for the “largest armed protest ever to take place on American soil” and an alleged plot to either block Democrats from reaching the Capitol or kill them outright so Republicans could take over the government.

Democrats were also warned about a more general threat for violence against politicians and law enforcement officers, according to a person familiar with the briefing.

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