Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on January 4, 2021 by Sundance
Using their ever-familiar anonymous sources; which is to say there are no real sources; a very predictable corporate media narrative started earlier today where pro-Trump rally attendees are shaped as domestic terrorists intended to create havoc and violence in Washington DC. As the DC mayor calls-in the national guard to protect the capital from the unwashed masses, the media strike up the domestic terrorist threat.
The corporate media narrative engineering is as transparent as the fraud perpetrated amid our new banana-republic form of government. The dismissive use of “so called first-amendment” is a nice touch amid the typeset. Methinks, the elites doth protest too much.
BLOOMBERG – U.S. lawmakers are receiving urgent security instructions in advance of potential violence in Washington tied to Wednesday’s joint session of Congress to count Electoral College votes, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The precautions distributed Monday to members of the House and Senate include guidance to use underground tunnels while traveling between chambers in the Capitol and to nearby office buildings during the day, the person said, asking not to be named as the information isn’t public.
[…] The instructions to lawmakers also provide emergency phone numbers for Capitol police and House and Senate sergeants-at-arms to report any incidents or issues. Lawmakers are encouraged to arrive at the Capitol early on Wednesday, and told they should make use of garages with barricades and security access points, according to the person familiar with the matter.
[…] So-called first-amendment demonstrations are permitted by the National Park Service, but officials are preparing for potential unrest. Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked city residents not to come downtown or to the Capitol area on Tuesday and Wednesday. Under her direction, the city’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency on Monday activated the district’s Emergency Operations Center, to coordinate federal and local responses to the demonstrations.
[…] On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police Department begins its full activation for responses through Wednesday. Washington starting on Tuesday will ban street parking along some avenues.
On Monday morning, workers were seen outside some downtown businesses boarding-up windows and doors. (read more)