WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The fence surrounding the U.S. Capitol will return prior to a weekend right-wing rally showing support for former President Donald Trump, authorities said on Monday.
The Saturday rally, titled "Justice for J6," aims to protest the arrest of hundreds of rioters in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
Earlier on Monday, Capitol Police officers arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly possessing a bayonet and a machete outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters, which sits just south of the Capitol building, according to a report by The Hill. Both items are illegal in Washington.
Some 140 police officers were reportedly injured when confronting a mob of Trump supporters who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 election results for President Joe Biden.
The Capitol riot, later deemed an insurrection, left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer.