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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:23 PM

The far-right DC demonstrations have begun, a day early

Washington Post:

Trump supporters protesting the election begin demonstrating in D.C.

By
Marissa J. Lang, Peter Hermann, Emily Davies and Jessica Contrera
Jan. 5, 2021 at 3:07 p.m. EST


One day before Congress votes to certify that Joe Biden won the presidential election, Trump supporters who refuse to accept the reality of his defeat have begun demonstrating in Washington again. The city is bracing for 48 hours of potentially violent protests, egged on by President Trump himself.

One Wednesday gathering has a permit with the National Park Service for up to 30,000 people, but multiple events planned for Tuesday are already drawing crowds downtown. Among the masses: the far-right groups whose members were involved in stabbings and the vandalism of historic Black churches in the District during last month’s protest.

The city has mobilized the National Guard alongside its police force, which will focus on arresting anyone who is unlawfully armed. The mayor has asked residents to avoid the demonstrations, which will take place at Freedom Plaza, the Capitol and the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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By 2 p.m. Tuesday, hundreds of people were gathered in Freedom Plaza, listening to speakers who repeated falsehoods about the election, offered prayers and shared discount codes for MyPillow, a company owned by a Trump ally. Some donned flak jackets with walkie talkies and camouflage fanny packs strapped around their waists.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/05/dc-protest-trump-supporters-election/


And from NBC4Washington

Pro-Trump Demonstrators Converge in DC to Protest Election Results; Street Closures in Effect

By NBC Washington Staff • Published January 5, 2021

Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered for a wave of demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the day before Congress meets to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College.

Trump's supporters plan to rally Tuesday and Wednesday, seeking to bolster the president's unproven claims of widespread voter fraud.

Crowds of people, many carrying Trump flags, gathered a block from the White House on Freedom Plaza early Tuesday afternoon to kick off an event that could draw thousands, organizers say.

Speakers asked the crowd to chant "fake news" while repeating unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 election that are promoted by Trump and allies but refuted by election officials nationwide.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/demonstrations-road-closures-to-begin-tuesday-in-dc-before-congress-acts-on-electoral-college-vote/2529480/

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Reply The far-right DC demonstrations have begun, a day early (Original post)
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 OP
Thekaspervote Jan 2021 #1
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #5
NCjack Jan 2021 #2
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #4
Meadowoak Jan 2021 #3
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #6
The Genealogist Jan 2021 #7
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #8
The Genealogist Jan 2021 #9
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #11
Thekaspervote Jan 2021 #14
lapfog_1 Jan 2021 #10
Generic Other Jan 2021 #12
NoRoadUntravelled Jan 2021 #13
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #16
Stallion Jan 2021 #15

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:25 PM

1. Please stay away..they want violent confrontation...let them fight among themselves

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:33 PM

5. I don't pray, but I pray to the goddess that people on the left stay away from this shitshow.

Let them make asses of themselves without any help from us.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:29 PM

2. Is there a way to send the RW fascists demonstrators free vodka?

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Response to NCjack (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:33 PM

4. That will only make it worse

Their favorite bar, Harry's was closed yesterday for three days for safety reasons.

Free tranquilizers might work, though

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:32 PM

3. Hope it's rainy and cold.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:34 PM

6. Right now it's drizzly and in the low 40s

Tomorrow the forecast is for cloudy, sun in the afternoon, 45 degrees, but windy.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:34 PM

7. Like an army of mini-dotards

Really, a pack of overgrown toddlers who need their pampers changed, binkies, and naps.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:38 PM

8. Some of whom, unfortunately, may be playing with guns

Toddlers plus guns -- highly dangerous

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:40 PM

9. I'm sure you are right

Not saying they aren't dangerous. They are potentially quite dangerous. Just providing an analogy to describe how their behavior appears to me.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:46 PM

11. Oh, I agree with you completely

They sure act like toddlers, led by their insane Toddler-in-Chief (Waaah! I won! It was rigged!)

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:52 PM

14. If they have guns they will be immediately arrested..no open carry in DC

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:45 PM

10. "Some donned flak jackets with walkie talkies and camouflage fanny packs"

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:47 PM

12. What the hey????

"repeated falsehoods about the election, offered prayers and shared discount codes for MyPillow"

OH dear god save us!!!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:51 PM

13. Pillows, Prayers and Propaganda; The RWNJ's Nirvana. nt

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:55 PM

16. lol nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 04:52 PM

15. I Hope the Crowd Swells with Hundreds of FBI Agents

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