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D.C. remains on edge as the day QAnon followers believe Trump will become president again arrives forcing the House to cancel Thursday's vote after intelligence of a plot 'to breach the Capitol' was received


Law enforcement in Washington D.C remain on edge on Wednesday night as they bunker down in preparation for potential unrest from pro-Trump groups on March 4.    

The House of Representatives canceled its scheduled votes for Thursday after U.S. Capitol Police revealed it has received intelligence reports that indicated 'a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group' on Thursday.

'The decision was made that it was possible to finish all of the House’s legislative work for the week tonight,' said the office of House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer, on Wednesday. He sets the voting schedule.  


The Senate is scheduled to be in session and expected to hold a vote-a-rama: a marathon voting session on a series of amendments to legislation, in this case to President Joe Biden's COVID relief bill. 

This Thursday is predicted by followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory to be the day that Donald Trump will take power again, returning to D.C. to be inaugurated as president once more. 

March 4 as been branded by QAnon loyalists as 'real Inauguration Day' as it was the date formerly scheduled for the event until 1933. 

Security is being beefed up around the Capitol ahead of the date and out of fears there could be a situation similar to January 6 - when pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, resulting in five dead and a wake of destruction in the building.  

Members were forced to flee the House floor as rioters tried to break on to it. Staff hid in locked conference rooms and under desks as rioters rushed through the building.

A member of the National Guard stands at the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. on Thursday as the city's law enforcement braces itself for potential unrest from followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory

A member of the National Guard stands at the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. on Thursday as the city's law enforcement braces itself for potential unrest from followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory

Members of the National Guard are seen on duty Thursday ahead of March 4, which is predicted by followers of QAnon to be the day that Donald Trump will take power again, returning to D.C. to be inaugurated as president once more

Members of the National Guard are seen on duty Thursday ahead of March 4, which is predicted by followers of QAnon to be the day that Donald Trump will take power again, returning to D.C. to be inaugurated as president once more

Heightened security remains around the U.S. Capitol since the Jan. 6 attacks by a mob of supporters of then-President Trump

Heightened security remains around the U.S. Capitol since the Jan. 6 attacks by a mob of supporters of then-President Trump

This Thursday is predicted by followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory to be the day that former President Donald Trump (pictured on Sunday) will take power again and return to Washington D.C. for his inauguration

This Thursday is predicted by followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory to be the day that former President Donald Trump (pictured on Sunday) will take power again and return to Washington D.C. for his inauguration

Military vehicles from the U.S. National Guard block an entrance to the U.S. Capitol Building amid heightened security

Military vehicles from the U.S. National Guard block an entrance to the U.S. Capitol Building amid heightened security

Members of the National Guard, some of whom have been stationed at the Capitol for two months already amid the threat of further unrest from pro-Trump, militia and right-wing group's who believe the former president will be inaugurated again

Members of the National Guard, some of whom have been stationed at the Capitol for two months already amid the threat of further unrest from pro-Trump, militia and right-wing group's who believe the former president will be inaugurated again

The House had been scheduled to vote on a police reform bill on Thursday but it was pushed forward to Wednesday night as representatives confirmed they would not hold session the following day because of the threat. 

Acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman said Wednesday in her testimony to House lawmakers that the security posture at the Capitol right now 'is enhanced' as threats to members of Congress are 'through the roof', according to The Hill

She said that threats have increased by 93.5 percent in the first two months of 2021 compared to the same period a year ago but that while the QAnon plot is 'concerning ... we are prepared to respond appropriately'. 

Capitol Police did not name a specific group in its statement on Wednesday but there is chatter the militia group the Three Percenters is involved - the group were among the rioters accused of breaching the Capitol on January 6 as part of a Make America Great Again mob.

'We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4,' USCP said in it statement, which came the same day that officials testified on Capitol Hill about security surrounding the complex.

'We have already made significant security upgrades to include establishing a physical structure and increasing manpower to ensure the protection of Congress, the public and our police officers,' they noted.

'Our Department is working with our local, state, and federal partners to stop any threats to the Capitol. We are taking the intelligence seriously. Due to the sensitive nature of this information we cannot provide additional details at this time.'  

There have been no protest permits issued for Thursday, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson said.  

Members of the National Guard as D.C. locks down ahead of Thursday due to the risk of unrest from Trump loyalists

Members of the National Guard as D.C. locks down ahead of Thursday due to the risk of unrest from Trump loyalists

Capitol Police say they have intelligence showing there is a 'possible plot' by a militia group to breach the Capitol Thursday

Capitol Police say they have intelligence showing there is a 'possible plot' by a militia group to breach the Capitol Thursday

The 'possible threat' of a further attack has meant that the House decided to cancel its vote on Thursday

The 'possible threat' of a further attack has meant that the House decided to cancel its vote on Thursday

Security vehicles are pictured around the US Capitol on Wednesday and law enforcement prepares for Thursday

Security vehicles are pictured around the US Capitol on Wednesday and law enforcement prepares for Thursday

Members of the Michigan National Guard and the U.S. Capitol Police keep watch on Wednesday

Members of the Michigan National Guard and the U.S. Capitol Police keep watch on Wednesday

Capitol police walking up the building steps as law enforcement continue to be on the watch ahead of March 4

Capitol police walking up the building steps as law enforcement continue to be on the watch ahead of March 4

Members of the National Guard patrol Wednesday due to the potential threat from followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory

Members of the National Guard patrol Wednesday due to the potential threat from followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory

And acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett sent a memo to lawmakers and staff asking them to 'remain vigilant and to report suspicious activity' headed into Thursday. 

Police sources told Fox 5 that they have now had vacation and days off canceled for the coming week as D.C. prepares to combat the threat posed by the new theory.

Capitol police had announced earlier on Tuesday that they had been made aware of 'concerning information and intelligence pertaining to March 4th' and were increasing security as a result.

The statement added that 'based on the intelligence that we have, the Department has taken immediate steps to enhance our security posture and staffing for a number of days, to include March 4th'. 

The Capitol is being guarded by almost 5,000 troops ahead of Thursday and US Capitol Police requested 4,900 National Guard troops remain in the nation's capital until at least March 12.

For some soldiers, this means it is almost two months since they were first drafted in to the city following the MAGA mob riot on January 6 where Trump supporters broke into the Capitol in a violent riot that left five dead. 

The increased presence from law enforcement comes as questions have lingered about the inadequate security preparations ahead of the MAGA mob riot earlier this year. 

Members of the Michigan National Guard and the U.S. Capitol Police keep watch as heightened security remains in effect around the Capitol grounds since the Jan. 6 attacks by a pro-Donald Trump mob that resulted in five deaths

Members of the Michigan National Guard and the U.S. Capitol Police keep watch as heightened security remains in effect around the Capitol grounds since the Jan. 6 attacks by a pro-Donald Trump mob that resulted in five deaths

The House of Representatives canceled its scheduled votes for Thursday after U.S. Capitol Police revealed it has received intelligence reports that indicated 'a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group' on Thursday

The House of Representatives canceled its scheduled votes for Thursday after U.S. Capitol Police revealed it has received intelligence reports that indicated 'a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group' on Thursday


March 4 emerged as a new source of hope for QAnon loyalists after the original theory that Trump would win the 2020 election fell apart. 

It is a special date as it was the former inauguration date of the country before the 20th Amendment moved it up to its current date in January. 

It was moved to lessen the time of a 'lame duck' presidency.  

QAnon followers believe that Trump will rally and return to the Capitol on Thursday, where he will be sworn in again.  

According to Fox, there is speculation that March 20 - the day the Republican party came to life in 1834 - and April 15 - federal income tax day - may also pose a threat. 

A memo from acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett claims that some of the threat for March 4 has diminished.

It said that Capitol Police 'has no indication that groups will travel to Washington D.C. to protest or commit acts of violence'. 

It comes as influential figures on the QAnon movement backed away from March 4. Their change of heart is important as they have gained more sway since the shadowy 'Q' figure who sparked the whole movement stopped posting on image boards in December. 

'Some believe any public gatherings on the 4th to be a trap set for MAGA folk by the MSM/Deep State to draw them out,' Brian Friedberg, a senior researcher at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, told The Hill. 

'We haven’t seen anything to suggest that there’s any physical, real world mobilization behind that chatter,' Jared Holt, a visiting research fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab, added of Thursday's threat. 

QAnon beliefs have rarely been validated by the realities that have unfolded around the conspiracy's followers. 

As well as believing Trump will return as president this Thursday, they think the former president is working against Satanic members of Hollywood and the Democratic Party who are running a pedophile ring, which led to the infamous Pizzagate incident.

They also believe John F. Kennedy Jr. is still alive and that COVID-19 is a conspiracy that was invented to hurt Trump's reelection chances.


Members of the National Guard near the U.S. Capitol perimeter that is surrounded by security fencing due to a potential militia plot to preach the building again on March 4, on what used to be the presidential Inauguration Day

Members of the National Guard near the U.S. Capitol perimeter that is surrounded by security fencing due to a potential militia plot to preach the building again on March 4, on what used to be the presidential Inauguration Day

Members of the National Guard at the U.S. Capitol where many of them have been stationed for two months

Members of the National Guard at the U.S. Capitol where many of them have been stationed for two months

The Capitol is being guarded by almost 5,000 troops ahead of Thursday and US Capitol Police requested 4,900 National Guard troops remain in the nation's capital until at least March 12. Members of the National Guard pictured on Tuesday

The Capitol is being guarded by almost 5,000 troops ahead of Thursday and US Capitol Police requested 4,900 National Guard troops remain in the nation's capital until at least March 12. Members of the National Guard pictured on Tuesday

U.S. National Guard soldiers patrol outside the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday. The news of the threat emerged Tuesday as further details emerged of the sub=par conditions being suffered by the National Guard at the Capitol

U.S. National Guard soldiers patrol outside the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday. The news of the threat emerged Tuesday as further details emerged of the sub=par conditions being suffered by the National Guard at the Capitol

According to Fox, there is speculation that March 20 - the day the Republican party came to life in 1834 - and April 15 - federal income tax day - may also pose a threat as the National Guard are called on to remain until at least March 12

According to Fox, there is speculation that March 20 - the day the Republican party came to life in 1834 - and April 15 - federal income tax day - may also pose a threat as the National Guard are called on to remain until at least March 12


However, it is thought that with the goalposts being changed yet again from March 4 that more may become convinced that the theory is not accurate. 

Inauguration Day on January 20 ha been heralded by QAnon as the day of the 'Great Awakening' 

It had claimed that Trump would remain in office and arrest top Democrats for their alleged complicity in child sex trafficking rings. 

Yet Biden became president and Trump was forced to leaving the White House, leaving for his Florida home Mar-a-Lago. 

Followers moved on to March 4 but will now be pushed along again.  

Even after leaving the White House, and his suspension from favorite social media platform Twitter, Trump has continued to push unfounded allegations that he won the 2020 election. 

During his remarks at CPAC on Sunday, he mentioned the possibility of winning for 'a third time' if he chooses to run for president again. It suggested that he had won in 2020 and could run again in 2024. 

Members of the Three Percenters have been among those charged with involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot. 

Members of the Three Percenters have been among those charged with involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot, pictured

Members of the Three Percenters have been among those charged with involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot, pictured

Security was upped around the Capitol after a MAGA mob stormed the building on January 6, pictured

Security was upped around the Capitol after a MAGA mob stormed the building on January 6, pictured

According to a George Washington University study published on Tuesday, rioters included members of military networks, military 'clusters,' and 'inspired believers'. Pictured, tear gas is released into a crowd of rioters on January 6

According to a George Washington University study published on Tuesday, rioters included members of military networks, military 'clusters,' and 'inspired believers'. Pictured, tear gas is released into a crowd of rioters on January 6


According to a George Washington University study published on Tuesday, rioters included members of military networks, military 'clusters,' and 'inspired believers'.

Of the later group, they 'arranged their own travel, accommodations, and other logistics to join the crowds in Washington from areas throughout the United States,' according to the report. 

'Charging documents claim that many of the more-organized individuals that participated in the siege were affiliated with nationwide anti-government militia movements, specifically the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters. Both groups operate as umbrella organizations for dozens of militias throughout the country,' according to the group. 

They 'arranged their own travel, accommodations, and other logistics to join the crowds in Washington from areas throughout the United States,' the report added.  

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