N sends the photo above: “DCNG preparing for J6 rally.”
C writes: “I was in ballston yesterday and got harassed in the girls bathroom multiple times for wearing my mask. It was so odd and I couldn’t figure it out – after leaving we saw a tour bus outside. I am guessing everyone is in town for the rally tomorrow. Be careful!”
“On Saturday, September 18, 2021, in anticipation of First Amendment activity within the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind motorists and pedestrians of increased activity in the downtown area and the following Emergency No Parking and street closures. Read More
photo by angela n.
From the U.S. Capitol Police:
“The United States Capitol Police is aware of concerning online chatter about a demonstration planned for September 18.
“We are here to protect everyone’s First Amendment right to peacefully protest,” said Chief Tom Manger. “I urge anyone who is thinking about causing trouble to stay home. We will enforce the law and not tolerate violence.”
Today the Capitol Police Board approved a plan to temporarily put up a fence around the Capitol Building. When the inner-perimeter fence was taken down in July, USCP leaders noted that from time to time, they may exercise the ability to enhance security around the Capitol Complex. Read More
photo by Brad Herson
Thanks to Andrew for sending from WTOP/The Associated Press:
“Far right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are planning to attend a rally later this month [September 18th] at the U.S. Capitol that is designed to demand “justice” for the hundreds of people who have been charged in connection with January’s insurrection, according to three people familiar with intelligence gathered by federal officials.
As a result, U.S. Capitol Police have been discussing in recent weeks whether the large perimeter fence that was erected outside the Capitol after January’s riot will need to be put back up, the people said.”
Photo by Allie Alvis
Thanks to Allie for sending from: “Omg the fences are down at First and C/D!!!”
David sends last night: “They are starting to take down the fence at the White House. Read More
Photo by Phil Yabut
Thanks to Phil for sharing: “They started taking the outer #razorwire fence down early this morning. (Louisiana Ave. and N. Capitol Street, NW)”
Photo by Victoria Pickering
From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Office:
“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that the fencing around the Capitol complex will begin to be scaled back due to a lack of known, credible threats. Norton introduced a bill in February to ban permanent fencing at the Capitol complex and has been an outspoken advocate of removing the razor wire and slowly taking down the fencing, preferring to instead rely on state-of-the-art security options and better intelligence to prevent attacks like the one incited by former President Trump on January 6th. Read More
Photo by Al Drago
Thanks to Beth for sending: “Louisiana Ave has been opened! They moved the fences back by a street. I work at 101 Constitution and this is a huge game changer/ win!”
U.S. Capitol Police reported yesterday: “As part of continuing efforts to help improve traffic and pedestrian flow, crews are modifying parts of the outer fencing in order to open portions of Louisiana Ave., NW and Washington Ave., SW by the end of the weekend.” Read More
Photo by angela n.
From the United States Capitol Police:
“The United States Capitol Police Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex. We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, March 4. Read More
Photo by Gretta Blatner
It was not a start after all.
Thanks to Gretta (and others) for the update: “yesterday they lowered the height of the fence on 3rd st sw, today they are adding razor wire.”
Thanks to Rob for sending: “Hey, was down by the Capitol and it looks like the razor wire was being taken down! Good sign for the fences being next?” Read More