The far right is already scheming for a post-riot sequel

In the hours after the Capitol invasion, an administrator on the forum MyMilitia advertised a January 9 gun rally in Washington, D.C., Others started rebranding a previous effort to hold January 17 gun rallies in all 50 states and D.C. Those proposed rallies have been pushed by the Boogaloo movement, a far-right and libertarian coalition that lusts for civil war. After the Capitol attack, members of that movement began promoting the January 17 rallies again, this time using the hashtagged name of a woman who was fatally shot by police while invading the Capitol.

Across far-right social media, other observers announced their plans to return to D.C. at some later date. One popular Parler post threatened to return to recreate Wednesday’s attack, but on January 19, with guns.

Future mobilizations in D.C. might meet considerably more resistance than Wednesday’s. D.C.’s police chief later claimed the department had no knowledge that Trump supporters would try to breach the Capitol, though a Bellingcat report the day before the attack highlighted Trump fans’ public plans to enter the building. Since the assault, however, the Army has announced that some 6,000 National Guard troops will be deployed in the city through the inauguration, as The Daily Beast reported.