The US House of Representatives canceled plans to hold a meeting on Thursday after receiving information about a possible conspiracy to infiltrate the Capitol, according to the Washington Post.
According to the newspaper, the chamber abandoned this idea after security officials warned of a possible conspiracy of an unknown armed group to infiltrate the Capitol.
Earlier, the Capitol police said they had increased security due to information about a possible conspiracy to enter the building.
Since March 4, supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory have associated “the day of the true inauguration,” when, according to them, the state system in the United States should change, and former President Donald Trump will return to the presidency.
Police officers stand in front of the American flag in the rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington – RIA Novosti, 1920, 03/02/2021
QAnon is a conspiracy theory in which Democrats allegedly set up a social exploitation network for minors in a Washington restaurant, and former Republican President Donald Trump allegedly fought the conspiracy. Initially, this theory, which has no confirmation, appeared on little-known forums, but later penetrated into politics.
On January 6, supporters of Trump, then the current president of the United States, stormed the Capitol after a rally in Washington, and Congress was interrupted for several hours. As a result of the riots, a demonstrator and a policeman were killed, and three more died from causes unrelated to violence. After law enforcement authorities removed the rioters from the congressional building, congressmen approved the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election. The House of Representatives impeached Trump on charges of inciting mutiny, but the Senate acquitted Trump.