Photo by Mark Lyon
Thanks to Mark for sending from the Ronald Reagan Building:
“CBP and other agencies muster in preparation for supporting MPD this evening.”
Anyone else seeing roving bands of cop caravans? They turned left from Kenyon onto 14th and right onto Columbia Road. Then, 10 minutes later, they went back north on 14th street and turned left onto Park Road.”
And thanks to Kate for sending the vehicle above: “Police are starting to stage between 16th and K and Eye st. I would expect them to cut off traffic in both directions soon.”
Photo by angela n.
“In the interest of public safety and in light of an announced 7 p.m. citywide curfew in the District of Columbia, all Metrorail and Metrobus service will end earlier than normal today, Monday, June 1. The rail system will close one hour early, at 8 p.m., and Metrobus service will end two hours early, at 9 p.m.
Customers are advised of the following service changes: Read More
Chinatown photo by KL
I think many of us are feeling helpless after this weekend, does anyone know of cleanup efforts to help the businesses that have been broken into?”
Alyssa (and many others) also writes:
“I see folks asking you about groups organizing cleanups today. Great if you know but even if not, would be cool if we just organized ourselves. Count me in, happy to help organize & gather with some like-minded folks. FYI!
(..but I’m not sure where it’s most needed!)”
Photo by Phil Yabut
Thanks to all who shared word of the 7pm curfew tonight and tomorrow night from the Mayor’s press conference:
“The curfew runs from 7 PM to 6 AM both nights.
There are several exemptions from the curfew:
* Anyone voting or participating in tomorrow’s election activities (e.g., poll workers & volunteers);
* Essential workers when engaged in essential functions; &
* Anyone traveling to a hospital/urgent care.”
From a press release Read More
Photo by K Street Photography DC
In not too long it’s gonna be my turn to watch my kids so I want to post a bunch of photos that I’ve received last night/this morning, apologies if it’s a bit overwhelming but I want to get them posted for posterity. And again, truly, thanks to all who’ve been messaging us. Your photos and notes have been invaluable in keeping us all connected during these chaotic hours. Keep ’em coming to [email protected] and @PoPville on social media.
Many, many more photos: Read More
1351 H Street, NE
Thanks to all who send word about Maketto:
“Broken into and looted last night and this AM. Heartbreaking. They had done so much positive for H St during the pandemic. Food and supplies for the homeless.“
Sean and others reported last night from Logan Circle:
“My neighbor witnessed a group of people setting fire to a garbage can and then a large Dumpster outside a townhouse that’s under construction on the block of Vermont Ave between N St. and Logan Circle. Here’s the view from my window at Vermont and N. The fire department put both fires out quickly.” Read More
425 I Street, NW
Thanks to all who passed on from Baan Siam:
“We are less than a week away from opening and tonight we got hit by looters. The property is damaged and we got robbed. It’s 4 am and we are sad, angry, and exhausted. But this will not change who we are. Screw the looters. God bless the actual protestors. Anyone willing to stand up and fight for their rights and the rights of others is still welcome here.
We will clean up, recover, and keep doing what we love. Also….. we temporarily have a new take out window!” Read More
— DC Fire and EMS #StayHomeDC Lite (@dcfireems) June 1, 2020
“Dear St. John’s Community,
It has been a difficult night. If you have not seen it yet in the national news, a fire was set to St. John’s nursery tonight, but I am happy to report that the fire is completely out. I have just returned home from the church, and it is 1:58am as I begin writing this note. Read More