When the Proud Boys are in D.C., they prefer to stay at the Hotel Harrington — known for being budget-friendly. However, when Trump supporters, right-wing extremists, and white supremacists travel to the Capitol for the protests planned on January 6th, the hotel won’t be hosting them — or anyone else.
According to HuffPost, right-wing groups have been holding discussions and making plans for what they’re calling “wild protest” in D.C. on January 6, when Congress certifies the electoral vote and finalizes the 2020 election and the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. It turns out, though, they may have to cough up a little more money for accommodations.
Hotel Harrington released a statement saying that for the safety of their guests, they won’t be accepting reservations for January 4-6. In fact, they’ll be canceling and refunding reservations already made for that time period. “While we cannot control what happens outside the hotel,” the statement read, “we are taking additional steps to protect the safety of our visitors, guests, and employees.”
It’s clear that some of the clientele are not happy about this — the same Facebook page where the notice was shared has been subjected to a spate of angry reviews:
“…a terrible way to treat those that were registered to stay there during this time period. I would expect this in CHINA not the capitol of the USA.”
“Traitors to the country.”
“This place is ran by un-American racists. They cater to terrorist organizations like Antifa and the racist group Black Lives Matter.”
One review even demanded that the government “step in” and jail the establishment’s management for failing to “provide aid…to patriots.” (So much for small government and staying out of the decisions of private business.)
The president himself has promoted this protest, tweeting to his fans, “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”
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