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Saturday, Sept. Capitol on Jan. Smislova said DHS has also learned via social media that similar protests are planned in other cities across the country.
Smislova, speaking at the Homeland Security Enterprise Forum on Tuesday, estimated "tens of thousands" of protesters attended the pro-Trump rally that turned violent in January. DHS expects a much smaller turnout this weekend. To gauge the potential size of Saturday's crowd, she said, DHS has been tracking publicly available information on protesters, U. Park Police permit applications for large gatherings and hotel reservations across the U. Federal law enforcement agencies, namely DHS and the FBI, have been pressed by members of Congress on why they did not more actively warn local law enforcement in Washington about the risk of violence ahead of Jan.
DHS has been more proactive in sharing intelligence leading up to potentially violent events with law enforcement, something Smislova said was lacking before Jan. The information was still out there, but you had to actually seek it out as opposed to having it brought to you.
She added that the department saw the events of Jan. More than people have been charged for their connection to the Jan. IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Hispanic Heritage Month U. Share this —.
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