Ahead of Million Man March, Capitol police issue warning to officers about ‘race-baiter’ Farrakhan

Ahead of Million Man March, Capitol police issue warning to officers about ‘race-baiter’ Farrakhan

The intelligence office of the U.S. Capitol Police warned all 1,800 officers last month of a potential for violence this weekend when the Nation of Islam stages a rally on the Mall to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

The newsletter, distributed via e-mail, warned that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan “has been accused of inciting violence against both Caucasians and police officers.”

The newsletter acknowledges that there was no violence during the original march, which drew hundreds of thousands of black men to Washington and ranks as one of the nation’s largest civil rights demonstrations. But “given today’s negative racial climate and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement,” it warns, “there are legitimate concerns that the second march may not be as peaceful.”

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