Planned protests spark fears of violence in Trump’s final days
Right-wing extremist groups are planning demonstrations surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration that experts warn could escalate into the kind of violence seen during last week’s deadly riots at the Capitol.
Two days in particular are considered at high risk of coordinated and potentially violent activity: Jan. 17 and Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
Similar to Wednesday’s mob attack at the Capitol, the demonstrations are fueled by election disinformation amplified by President Trump and his allies. And as with last week’s riot, right-wing fringe social media sites are rife with posts about potentially violent attacks.