Thousands of Americans are planning to travel to Washington, D.C. for a “big protest” on Jan. 6, when Congress meets to certify the results of the Electoral College.
President Donald Trump urged his supporters to gather in the nation’s capital for the event, so many Republican voters have decided to form car caravans as they travel.
One of the larger caravans, formed by a Michigan man who goes by the nickname Dr. ENoCH, said his caravan will encompass 20 cities along four routes.
“There are two things that Trump’s ever asked us to do. One was to vote for him and now, the other one is to be in D.C. on the 6th,” he told the Epoch Times. “That’s why I started organizing this.”
Many of Trump’s supporters described Jan. 6 as an existential day that could determine the future of the country:
“The whole event is going to be like our 1776 moment. It’s an important time to make sure that America stays America. It’s a crazy day, but I want to be part of it,” Dean, 55, of Charlotte, N.C., said.
“I think if we don’t save our republic now, I don’t know when we can,” said Amelia, 22, of Fenton, Michigan.
“I’ve never served in the military, but I feel like I’m right now in the military,” said Shawn, 57, of Knoxville, Tennessee. “And I’m going into war. I’m going to battle for my country. I think we all feel that way. We’re going to get boots on the ground.”
The Women for American First requested a protest permit earlier this month for the Jan. 6 rally. The group estimates that about 5,000 people will attend the rally. The U.S. Park Service has not yet granted the group’s request, although permits are not typically issued until the week of an event.
JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2020