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If DC protesters get violent on Wednesday, just soak them in water.

Cops should have some fire trucks, and some water cannons on hand, at strategic locations near the targeted protest area.

Weather forecast for DC on Wednesday is a high of 44 degrees. Soaking wet people with nowhere to get warm, or change clothes, near the targeted protest area will get really cold and unhappy, and will leave.
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Sun Jan 3, 2021, 09:43 AM (17 replies)

D.C. attorney general prepares for protests over Electoral College

Source: CBS

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is preparing for another round of protests in the nation's capital next week, when supporters of President Trump are expected to travel to Washington to protest Congress' certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College victory in the 2020 presidential election.

"My level of anxiety is high. My preparation is even more intense than that," Racine told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett in this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast. Racine is worried the far-right, white supremacist group known as the "Proud Boys" will return to the District and "pick fights, create damage, damage property, and then act in a very threatening way" towards historic Black institutions in the city like the group did in mid-December 2020.

"[President Trump] literally really has given breath, fresh air and encouragement to hate groups. Hate is up dramatically since the president came into office," Racine added.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/washington-dc-attorney-general-prepares-pro-trump-protests-over-election/
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:29 AM (32 replies)

Threats sparked by disinformation could spark real world violence in Georgia, activists say

Source: ABC

A spike in disinformation about the election process in Georgia has prompted online threats against officials, poll workers and campaign staff that activists fear could lead to real-world violence.

The pivotal runoff races in the state, slated for Jan. 5, hold the power of the Senate in the balance and come in the wake of a deeply divisive election cycle. Georgia went for a Democrat in the presidential race by a slim margin, prompting unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud and attacks on Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state, who stood by the integrity of the process.

Researchers from Fair Fight Action, an activist group that promotes voter participation in Georgia and is chaired by Stacey Abrams, have tracked a large increase in disinformation related to the state's elections as conspiracy theories about the vote count promoted by President Donald Trump and his supporters have run rampant on social media.

The post-election spike of disinformation and the consumption by Georgia voters of disinformation has been "incredibly high, said Fair Fight Action CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo on a recent press call organized by the group.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/threats-sparked-disinformation-spark-real-world-violence-georgia/story?id=74868491
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:23 AM (1 replies)
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