Extremist supporters of Donald Trump are not showing up in large numbers on Inauguration Day, as was feared following the deadly January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
"In the wake of the Capitol Hill riots, the federal government deployed 15,000 National Guard members and Washington, D.C. is under, essentially, military occupation to protect against the threat of yet more domestic terrorism. But online, many of the same far-right extremists who cheered on the chaos in Congress that killed five people only weeks ago have been advising followers to stay home, bide their time, and organize to fight another day," Vice News reported Wednesday.
"The slew of FBI arrests of extremists who participated in the storming of Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, including the QAnon Shaman and several veterans, and large-scale deplatforming on social media apps has convinced many on the far right that it's not the right time time to attack state capitals or disrupt the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden in D.C.," Vice reported.
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