Security in DC is beefed up further after Capitol Police receive intelligence of a militia plot to breach the Capitol by far-right group Three Percenters on Thursday – the day QAnon loyalists believe Trump will be made president again
- Capitol police received an intelligence bulletin on Tuesday warning of a far-right militia plot to breach the Capitol this Thursday
- The bulletin specifially mentioned militia group the Three Percenters
- According to the QAnon conspiracy theory, this Thursday, March 4, is the day that President Donald Trump will return to power
Security in Washington D.C. is being beefed up even further after Capitol police received intelligence that militia group the Three Percenters could be plotting to breach the Capitol this Thursday, March 4.
Cop sources told FOX 5 that Capitol officers were issued with an intelligence bulletin on Tuesday warning of a militia plot that specifically mentioned the far-right group.
Members of the Three Percenters are among those accuse of breaking the Capitol on January 6 following a Trump rally.
This Thursday is predicted by followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory to be the day that the former president will take power again.
It emerged as a new source of hope for QAnon loyalists after the original theory that Trump would win the 2020 election fell apart.
Members of the National Guard are seen at the US Capitol Building on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Security in D.C. has been beefed up as intelligence emerged of a threat from the militia group the Three Percenters, who may be planning to breach the Capitol on Thursday
Members of the National Guard enter a gate in temporary security fencing near the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. The Capitol is being guarded by almost 5,000 troops ahead of March 4
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
Police sources told Fox that they have now had vacation and days off canceled for the coming week as D.C. prepares to combat the new threat.
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.
March 4 is important for QAnon conspirators because it was the former inauguration date of the country before the 20th Amendment moved it up to its current date in January.
They believe that Trump will rally and return to the Capitol on Thursday where he will be sworn in again.
According to Fox, there is also 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, Fox reports.
The Capitol was the site of a pro-Trump insurrection on January 6 that left five dead, including a Capitol police officer.
The mob believed Trump’s false claims that the election was ‘rigged’ and ‘stolen’ from him.
Even after leaving the White House, and his suspension from favorite social media platform Twitter, Trump has continued to push the unfounded allegations.
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.
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.