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Far-Right Group Plans Candlelight Vigil for January 6 Prisoners at DC Jail

The event will take place on the attack's anniversary next month.

A scene from Look Ahead America's September rally in favor of January 6 prisoners. Photograph by Evy Mages

The far-right group that held a lightly attended rally to support people still held in connection with January’s attack on the US Capitol plans a series of candlelight vigils on the anniversary of the riot. A DC event will be held in front of the DC Jail, where about 40 “January Sixers” are held in the Correctional Treatment Facility, a medium-security lockup adjacent to the main jail.

Officials reinstated fencing around the Capitol and instituted other security measures ahead of the group’s previous event. January 6 prisoners at the jail say officials moved them to another part of the facility on that day.

Look Ahead America says it plans to organize transportation to the jail for the vigil and hopes to hold similar events elsewhere. If attendance at the September rally is anything to go by, its transportation costs will be reasonable.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.