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The 50 Armed Protests that came to nothing apart from a few guys “who work with BLM and Antifa”

The FBI apparently didn’t save the nation from a semi-naked man with a spear who walked into the US Senate on one of the most important sitting days of Congress ever. But it warned a week ago of “Armed Protests” between Jan 17 and Jan 20th. There are still a few days left before inauguration day, but the big threat supposedly was 50 armed events at all state capitols on Jan 17th.

What threat?

(CNN)The FBI has received information indicating “armed protests” are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington, DC in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, according to an internal bulletin obtained by CNN.

The news comes as security measures are being stepped up ahead of Inauguration Day, …
But who called for an armed protest — a reckless and risky move in the current environment? Not President Trump. The main evidence, apparently, was a flyer that called for an Armed March for 12PM Jan 17th. Was there any other credible threat?
Oddly,  the flyer was issued without any author or organisation.  Warnings went out on conservative sites saying “it’s a trap”. 
Poster calling for an Armed Protest

An anonymous flyer calling for an armed protest?

Andrea Wideberg: “DO NOT ATTEND.  There is a 99.99999% certainty that this is a trap intended to give Democrats an excuse to destroy the Second Amendment and, quite possibly, to cordon off from society all Republicans and conservatives. Here’s the flyer, which we reproduce so that you’ll recognize it should you see it.  As you look at it, realize that you are the mouse, and this flyer is the cheese. “

Gateway Pundit also warned against it, and tracked a source (sorta, maybe) to  KennethBrooks1911 on Parler with a hashtag of #boogaloo. A Gateway reader followed the flyer back further and found someone called ““Turtle” at Tree of Liberty who announced the rally fully 2 months ago.

What emergency?

A thread called Capitol City Protest Tracker today couldn’t find a single big event on Sunday at 12 noon:

On Sunday, law enforcement members and journalists outnumbered the few people who showed up at state capitols across the nation.  A few states like Michigan and Ohio had large groups show up, some wearing attire or affiliating themselves with the boogaloo movement. Other than that it was a peaceful Sunday for most.

There was only a few people at Florida’s Capitol. 

Police officers and journalists vastly outnumbered the small number of protesters who made an appearance. One of the more colorful demonstrators came with a sign reading “Spread the Love Honk Honk.” “It’s a beautiful day — nothing happening here,” one man said as he biked past the Old Capitol.

Jack Posobiec (a reporter at OANN) tweets about the Boogaloo Movement:

The Right Wing Boogaloo Movement are so far right they wear BLM shirts.
Brendan Gutenschwager reports from a protest in Lansing:
@BGOnTheScene ·
While discussing Joe Biden at today’s Lansing protest, one of the Boogaloo members says “at least the BLM and the Antifa people we work with hate them just as much” and speaks out against the Democratic establishment #Michigan #Lansing #BoogalooBois #Capitol    [Link to video]
If only the FBI had seen the January 6 Capitol event coming?
Is the FBI just incompetent,  or is it “successful” but mainly as a PR wing for the Democrats?  Could there be a pattern here? The fails both under and overstate the risks. But seemingly every fail allows media messages that are helpful to the Democrats: Hunter-Biden laptop held for 12 months while the Democrats pick his father as “best” candidate for President and the nation goes to the polls. Then there is the lack of any real protection for Capitol Hill on Jan 6, followed by the huge preparation for the fifty armed protests that were almost nothing. Tick, tick, tick.
Reuters doesn’t see it as an FBI failure, instead it hints unnecessarily, in a cumbersome sentence, that not many Trump supporters believe the Presidents “False Claim” that he won the 2020 election.
HARRISBURG, Pa./LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) – Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds on Sunday, as few Trump supporters who believe the president’s false claim that he won the 2020 election turned out for what authorities feared could be violent demonstrations.
Now is not the time to mention that when Trump did call for supporters to turn up, hundreds of thousands came.

More than a dozen states activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed demonstrations, with right-wing extremists emboldened by the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

Security officials had eyed Sunday as the first major flashpoint, as the anti-government “boogaloo” movement made plans weeks ago to hold rallies in all 50 states.

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