PLANNING A "WILD" PROTEST
“Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”
January 6 was not an accident. It was carefully planned, and much of the planning was public.
The Wild Protest (with its own url, maps, brochures, and speakers) was literally scheduled to take place on the Capitol Lawn to stop the certification of the US election. The Wild Protest was the destination for the march scheduled from the White House to the Capitol.
As thousands descended on D.C. on January 6th for this coordinated series of rallies, a coordinated plan had been in place for weeks for militia groups to take advantage of the crowds to create chaos and attack the Capitol in order to disrupt the election certification.
At least 10,000 people went to the Stop the Steal Rally. Not all of them were able to enter the official arena because they refused to go through the magnetometer ("mags") and surrender their weapons. Instead many watched from the National Mall. Senior White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony confirmed that some of the would-be rioters went to the National Mall with guns hidden underneath their clothes, including glocks and AR-15's.
Former President Trump insisted that the protesters be let through to the arena with their weapons because they were not there to hurt him.
"They're not here to hurt me. Take that effing mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in," he said according to Hutchinson's testimony.
His security detail refused and the armed protesters remained outside the arena.
Donald Trump told protesters that he would march with them to the Capitol.
At least 2,000 of the protesters made it inside the Capitol during the afternoon riots. Around 5% of the crowd was under orders to complete some task, though most were likely not aware of the full plan.
Many were broadly aware of a plan to enter the building, and many came armed with pepper spray, knives, heavy flagpoles or other weapons; gear such as helmets, tactical vests, radios, and bullhorns. During the attack, breaches occurred abruptly, seemingly on command, instigated by a few but quickly pulling in wider participation.
Attacks were organized to produce nearly simultaneous breaches on both sides of the Capitol (even despite some apparent setbacks and delays).
Coordinators used a large civilian crowd to confuse defenders and achieve strategic objectives. To the right is an excerpt from a document used to organize and manipulate the innocent members of the crowd.
Archive of People, Organizations, and Media Resources Used to Attempt to Overturn 2020 Election
People Involved with Stop the Steal Rally as Guest Speakers or Organizers
Rep-Elect Marjorie Greene
Rep. Lance Gooden
Rep-Elect Lauren Boebert
Dr. Simone Gold
State Rep. Vernon Jones
State Rep. Mark Finchem
State Sen. Doug Mastriano
State Rep. Anthony Kern
Rep Ted Budd
Pastor Darrell Scott
March to Save America
Stop the Steal
Turning Point Action
Rule of Law Defense Fund
Phyllis Schlafly Eagels
Moms for America
Women for American First
Tea Party Patriots
Eighty Percent Coalition
Black Conservatives Fund
Websites Used to Coordinate Stop the Steal Rally and March
March to Save America
Key Twitter Hashtags Used During the Stop the Steal Rally and Capitol Riot