If you live in DC please stay home tomorrow:
Far-right online forums are seething with references to potential violence and urging supporters of President Trump to bring guns to Wednesday’s protests in Washington — in violation of local laws — as Congress meets to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Many of the posts appear to be direct responses to Trump’s demands that his supporters pack the nation’s capital in support of his bogus claims that November’s national vote for Biden resulted from election fraud.
Talk of guns and potential violence is rife on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, the conservative social media site Parler and on thedonald.win, an online forum that previously operated on Reddit before the company banned it in June after years of racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism and calls for violence.
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I join my colleagues in urging District residents and visitors to avoid the downtown area on Tuesday and Wednesday as hate & militia groups actively seek confrontation & violence. We will continue to do everything we can to keep our residents, workers, & places of worship safe.👇🏼 https://t.co/yAbYs25g16
— DC Councilmember Brooke Pinto (@CMBrookePinto) January 5, 2021
As obvious as it is that Hawley lied about tonight’s events at his home in Virginia, don’t lose sight of *why* he lied.
Domestic terrorists are planning violence in DC this week. Hawley just laid the groundwork to claim they’re acting in defense of others.
This is calculated.
— Lindsey Simmons (@LynzforCongress) January 5, 2021
Please stay home on the 6th. Do not travel to DC. MAGAs want violence. Let them fight the cops. It will be live-streamed for the nation to see & their narrative of supporting police will be completely eradicated.
— William LeGate 🇺🇸 (@williamlegate) January 4, 2021