A rally to support President Donald Trump is scheduled to take place today in Jefferson City, just as a similar rally is to be held in Washington, D.C.
Organizers of the "Stop the Steal" rally said on their Facebook page they plan to meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and High streets in front of the Missouri state Capitol.
Today is also the first day of the regular legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly, so traffic around the Capitol is expected to be heavy.
Rally organizers posted Tuesday they had received a permit from the Office of Administration to hold their rally on the south lawn. Several speakers are scheduled to address rallygoers throughout the day.
Capitol Police and the Jefferson City Police Department officials told the News Tribune they are aware the rally will take place.
Organizers said they at times plan to go around the Capitol complex starting at Broadway and High streets and going east on High to the corner of Jefferson Street, north on Jefferson to West Capitol Avenue then around the Capitol back to Broadway and High. They said authorities have told them they need to keep their march on the sidewalks.
JCPD officials said the group has not been given a parade permit, which would allow them to walk on the streets during the event.
Organizers said on their Facebook page this is intended to be a peaceful event, adding: "This is not sanctioned by any governmental authority, official group or individual person. It is merely the coming together of American patriots in support of our Constitution and a free and fair election."
Trump continues to contest results of the November presidential election, as Congress is scheduled to vote today to certify the election results.