Washington D.C. Turned Into "Virtual Fortress" As 250,000 Protesters Descend Upon The City

Tyler Durden's picture

Over the past couple of days, we've highlighted a couple of the mass protests that are being planned by disaffected Hillary supporters in an effort to disrupt the various Trump inaugural events that get kicked off tomorrow evening.  Perhaps the most aggressive "disruptions" have been planned by groups called "DisruptJ20" and the "DC Anti-Fascist Coalition" and include plans to "paralyze the city" with "clusterfuck blockades" of bridges and tunnels, "stink bombs" in ventilation systems and chaining metro trains to station platforms to shut down rail traffic.  Unfortunately for them, all of their plans were caught on tape by Project Veritas (see "New Video Exposes Anti-Trump Groups Plotting Criminal Acts To Disrupt Inauguration") so we suspect police will be well prepared.

As Reuters points out this morning, efforts to disrupt the inaugural process will have to evade a massive force of 28,000 security personnel and miles of fencing and roadblocks fortified by sand-laden dump trucks and other heavy equipment. 

Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday, as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in.


About 28,000 security personnel, miles (kilometers) of fencing, roadblocks, street barricades and dump trucks laden with sand will be part of the security cordon clamped around 3 square miles (almost 8 square km) of central Washington.


"If we do have a mass arrest, we'll be able to get people processed very quickly," he said in an interview with Washington's NBC 4 television station.



And, if America's millennial snowflakes are able to break through rhe police fortress they will undoubtedly be met by the "Wall of Meat" recently promised by the "Bikers for Trump" group which has vowed to go "toe-to-toe with anyone that is going to break through any police barriers."

Overall, the inauguration is expected to draw a crowd of 900,000 with 250,000 of those guests showing up to protest the new President-elect.

Police have forecast that some 900,000 people, both supporters and opponents, will flood Washington for the inauguration ceremony, which includes the swearing-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and a parade to the White House along streets thronged with onlookers.


About 30 groups that organizers claim will draw about 270,000 protesters or Trump backers have received permits for rallies or marches before, during and after the swearing-in. More protests are expected without permits.


By far the biggest protest will be the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, which organizers expect to draw 250,000 people.

Luckily, at least one helpful protest group will be on hand with plans to calm down the rowdy masses by passing out 4,200 doobies.

One Washington inaugural protest will come amid a haze of pot smoke as pro-marijuana protesters show their opposition to Trump's choice for attorney general, Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, a critic of pot legalization.


The group plans to distribute 4,200 joints at the inauguration and urge attendees to light up. Possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in Washington, but public consumption is not.

As we've said before, we wish all the protesters the best of luck...we're sure your dreams of disrupting the democratic process will be well rewarded with a free night's stay at a local DC jail.


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Two-bits's picture

First amendment zone in W. VA should take care of it. 

Truther's picture

2nd amendment zone in VA will do the rest

WTFRLY's picture

Joo World Order Disc 2 installing ... ... ... ... ... 22%

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) WTFRLY Jan 19, 2017 11:11 AM

Should make them paint on their foreheads, "I'm A Paid Soros Shill."

Delving Eye's picture

Herd those brainless hordes into internment camps.

bh2's picture

"If we do have a mass arrest, we'll be able to get people processed very quickly"

I am assured by a retired cop friend that police will run wants-and-warrants checks on anyone taken into custody.

The "demonstrations" may therefore be a large net for small gangstas.

TeamDepends's picture

If the past is any indication, this will backfire on the proglodytes in a most amusing manner.

Manthong's picture


Put the big guns out .

Mini-guns. too…..

Mini-guns can make great liberal f’tard meatloaf.


Manthong's picture

Nothing that bag of Hungarian shit surprises me.

Hungary should purge itself of that prick Nazi.

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) Manthong Jan 19, 2017 12:11 PM

Women's march on Saturday will be epic ... not everyone's in town to see you Donny - good luck

nmewn's picture

So you're saying if I wanna stick my foot up some special snowflakes ass the easiest way is to get popped "demonstrating" with them, beat the hell out of him in lockup and I can still make it to the babe march?

TeamDepends's picture

Hey, ya gotta break a few eggs to make a quiche.

HowdyDoody's picture

For some inexplicable reason, FarceBook has blocked posting of links, images and videos on RT's English Farcebook pages. The block will be released at 22:55 GMT on 21 January. /sarc

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) HowdyDoody Jan 19, 2017 3:57 PM

I would love to be down there tomorrow with my MCX and a few mags of rubber bullets and the OK to take down the rioters. 

HopefulCynical's picture

By far the biggest protest will be the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, which organizers expect to draw 250,000 people.

I'm guessing this estimate will be about as accurate as the Million Man March.

StychoKiller's picture

Meh, 535+ folks in D.C. are causing Chaos and Panic year-round! :>D

SumTing Wong's picture

Dude, mnewn, we have a great deal of respect for you...so let's be clear on this. There won't be many babes at the Women march. I know some (by marriage) relatives that are going. You wouldn't fuck them with Team Depends' dick. Trust me. You would do better to go to the Packers-Falcons game...or to the range for some target practice. Anything but the bitch and dyke march. 

Riga's picture

At which march would you look for a mate?

Anyway, I'm glad I don't have kids yet. I'd want to take them to the inauguration, but it's so risky this time. Husband would be making the final decision anyway.

RiverRoad's picture

Most likely those women will freeze their tits off.

New_Meat's picture

from what I've seen "babe march" might not be happenin' in DC.  I think there will be a babe-shortage.  Won't be no Daytona Beach, if u get my drift.

chiquita's picture

That's right--we babes is stayin' home in Daytona!  Nothing to march up there about, 'specially in the cold rain!  

Trogdor's picture

I'm sure there are a lot of them that might LIKE you sticking your foot up their ass - lol

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Ain't gonna happen. Not in these numbers, forget it. They are doing what street activists are supposed to do: get media attention.

They will get some attention on event day but it will be fragmented, quickly managed and the show will go on.

curbjob's picture

This is exactly why I voted for Trump ... he is the shortest path to a reset.

Rember, the only way to bring down a fascist regime is to make them act like a fascist regime. 


TwelveOhOne's picture

Re: your moniker and avatar: this idiot got promoted to manager a few jobs back, and started wrecking the place.  I told a much younger co-worker, "He needs to be curbed" -- and the co-worker thought I meant "curb-stomped".

No, completely not my message!  Funny how generational differences happen.  I meant "curbed, like a dog", as in, brought into proper behavior.

Looking back, perhaps he wasn't wrong in his thinking.

Croesus's picture

I'll be there for the counter-protest:

I'll be the guy holding the big "Get Back To Your Kitchens!" sign.

chiquita's picture

What, not the bedroom too?  (Just sayin' even if the general consensus is they aren't a bunch of lookers...)

scsherman's picture
scsherman (not verified) Croesus Jan 19, 2017 6:44 PM

Make Me A Great Sandwich Again!

IntTheLight's picture

They should go march in India or Saudi Arabia.

moonstears's picture

Uh, think he's technically American, Manthong...gtg, I thew up a little, in my mouth, when I typed that.

KJWqonfo7's picture

Come on, come on, turn the White House on
It's Inauguration Day and I won't be long
Gotta do my hair, put my spray tan on
It's Friday night and I won't be long

Til I hit the House floor
Hit the House floor
I got all I need
I got tons a cash
I got tons a cash
And I got the office baby
Baby I don't need dollar bills to do laws up right
(I hate media shills)
Baby I don't need dollar bills to do laws up right
(I hate media shills)
But I don't need their airtime
They will feel my Tweets
I don't need their money
They will taste defeat

wren's picture

We need to manufacture marijuana smoke bombs. Just set them off in a park on the other side of the city and there wouldn't be many protesters.

caconhma's picture

These stupid people want to start a civil war. They do forget that any civil war is a very messy business.

I don't think America will suffer at all by reducing its headcount by a quarter.

Bastiat's picture

Just think for minute how close we came to HRC being sworn in tomorrow . . . good lord!

weburke's picture

I am worried for rush limbaugh. mainstream media just did a nice peice on him claiming he is the source of trumps view of politics.

They kill all the time, but you have to know how to see their fingerprints. 

Ms. Erable's picture

Reuters repoting 250K protesters means there are maybe 5K at the outside most - and most of those will melt away when confronted by anything larger than one of their 14 house cats.

CheapBastard's picture
I hope the snowflakes brought raincoats for their teddy bears. Inauguration Day 2017 Will Be Wet and Mild https://weather.com/news/weather/news/inauguration-weather-forecast-2017...
Yukon Cornholius's picture

Sooooo, bikers are acting as cops now? What a topsy-turvey world we live in. Gives new meaning to the term "bike-cop". Most bikers these days are retired boomers anyway.


And the "wall of meat" is the gayest sounding shit I have ever heard. 

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) Yukon Cornholius Jan 19, 2017 12:17 PM


Nobody For President's picture

Sort of - Altamont was also a one-day event (I was there), so no real sense of community developed, unlike Woodstock, which was a (wet and muddy) week long. (I wasn't there, maybe another ZH senior can comment, but I understand from some people that were there that a real sense of community developed.) Also, no cops at Altamont, only bikers hired as 'private security'. Had a next door neighbor that went two days early to help set up, the reward was supposed to be seats near the front. Not - latecomers just kept crowding in and crowding in until it was too tight for even a decent mosh pit - and that is where the trouble erupted between the bikers and the crowd, especially when the Rolling Stones took the stage just dafter dark. Sympathy for the Devil just tore the place up.

Somebody should play that son of a bitchen song real, real loud in DC to help the snowflakes stay warm.

ZERO days, 22 hours, 47 minutes.


chiquita's picture

No mosh pits back in the day--not at Altamont or Woodstock or any concerts in the 1960s.  No such thing until sometime later when punk music came along or so.   

Bastiat's picture

Could happen if one of these militant girly men tries to punch a biker in the throat as that skinny weasel was encouraging them to do at Comet Pizza in the O-Keefe tape.