DC is prepping like no other right now
With the recent announcement today, D.C. is prepping heavy. Not quite the scale of inauguration levels, but serious command ops for all types of potential shit that may happen. It's a shame since a new bar opened up down in Navy Yard that some coworkers and I wanted to hit post-work. We'll see if that area survives (since the Nats are stepping up to disappoint everyone once again at 8p), but who knows.
Intentionally took a detour down Route 1 to see if there was any activity over by Cap Lawn, and was greeted by a small gathering of protestors - am sure that will exponentially grow 100x over come 9p. Drove some more - lots of local businesses boarding up windows, all of Penn Qtr & a lot of H-Street. Secret service seemed upped, MPDC out at every intersection, and tac units started materializing. Keep in mind, this was at around 1:30p and a lot of the organized or formal-ish events are slated to begin this evening. Suspect we'll see a massivein the next couple of hours as people get off work.
They're not fucking around this time. No idea what will happen tonight. To all my folks in the DMV - stay safe, keep your head up. I don't give a fuck about your opinion on abortion or not, but be cautious and careful. I echo this comment to other folks in major metro areas as well. Rioting and looting protests help no one whatsoever, and you don't want to be caught in the middle of that.
Figured I'd share. To my friends in other cities - any activity for you all?