The FBI said, ‘Our goal is to preserve the public’s constitutional right to protest’
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By David Cohen

2 hours ago

The mission statements of social platforms usually contain some variation of the phrase, “connecting with others,” but the FBI would like to use those platforms to connect with people involved in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday.

The bureau posted on its Facebook page and Twitter account Thursday morning, “The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. We are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. If you have information, visit fbi.gov/USCapitol.”

The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. We are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, visit https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH.

— FBI (@FBI) January 7, 2021

The link brings users to a form where they can submit tips in text form, as well as images, videos or other multimedia.

The FBI said on the form, “Our goal is to preserve the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity.”