Remember this bit from the trial? The House managers said that a march was specifically forbidden in the rally permit:
PERMIT #21-0278 (AMENDED)
PERMITTEE: WOMEN FOR AMERICA FIRST
LOCATION: ELLIPSE, SOUTHWEST QUADRANT, AND SOUTHEAST QUADRANT; SOUTH OF TREE LIGHTING SITE
DATE: JANUARY 2-8, 2021 (06:30 AM – 7:30 PM)
A. This permit authorizes the use of the Ellipse southwest quadrant, west of the vista site line andsouth of the tree lighting site starting on Saturday, January 2 at 6:30 am until Wednesday, January8, 2021 at 7:30 pm. This permit does not authorize a march from the Ellipse. [emphasis added] www.nps.gov/…
Now look at the photo above. “SAVE AMERICA MARCH” — those are official posters set up by the rally organizers. More evidence that the march was planned from the start, even though they had no permit from the city to do so, even though the city specifically told them not to march.
Maybe this was brought up before, but I haven’t heard anyone do so, and I just realized it this morning.