With Proud Boys Coming to Town, DC Will be Adding Extra Security to Black Churches
Donald Trump is still incredibly sad about his recent election loss. And he’s asking both Republican politicians as well as his supporters to fight for him. And both will be doing so on January 6th. Many GOP lawmakers will be contesting the election results. And a number of Trump supporters will be taking to the streets in Washington DC.
The last Trump demonstration in the capital featured many White Supremacist groups. The Proud Boys, at one point, burned a Black Lives Matter sign that had been removed from a historic Black church. With the Proud Boys likely to be in town again, DC police will be adding additional officers to watch church buildings.
According to DCist, ” City officials are planning on additional security for churches and other possible targets — including Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
This is seems important: For years, Trump and his supporters have argued that they are champions of religious liberty.
But when Trump’s supporters flock to DC — at his urging — police are providing more support for churches bc of concerns *Trump supporters will attack them.* pic.twitter.com/y8NhKox8sh
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) January 4, 2021
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen said, “When you’ve got the president openly fomenting these events, and based on the intelligence as well as hotel occupancy, all indications are pointing to a higher turnout. Allen continued, “BLM Plaza is a very recognizable target and they know it’s an area people who want to show off their white supremacy will want to target.”
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is also encouraging people not to engage with the white supremacist gangs. She tweeted on Sunday, “I am asking Washingtonians and those who live in the region to stay out of the downtown area on Tuesday and Wednesday and not to engage with demonstrators who come to our city seeking confrontation, and we will do what we must to ensure all who attend remain peaceful.”
I am asking Washingtonians and those who live in the region to stay out of the downtown area on Tuesday and Wednesday and not to engage with demonstrators who come to our city seeking confrontation, and we will do what we must to ensure all who attend remain peaceful.
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 3, 2021