January 4 This week, a large number of protesters will flock to Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, to oppose the election results, and the local police have been required to be on duty this week to respond to the protests.
On January 3, Mayor Murill Bowser made an emergency voice demanding that residents stay away from the protesters.
In a statement, Bowser asked residents to avoid going downtown on the 5th and 6th, according to the Capitol Hill, because Trump supporters planned to hold protests here for the two days.” I ask citizens and those living in the city center to avoid the area on the 5th and 6th.
These protesters are here to seek confrontation, and we must ensure peace.” Bowser has instructed the Washington Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency to set up an emergency operation center to respond to the demonstrations from the 4th.
In addition, the mayor’s office gave a warning about gun use, pointing out that protesters and others cannot carry guns within 1,000 feet (about 305 meters) of the activity area, and that it is illegal to carry guns in the U.S. Capitol and National Park Service areas, including Freedom Square and National Square.
The District of Columbia has made it illegal to openly carry firearms and does not support concealed gun licenses from other states.
The Washington D.C. Police Department has asked all staff to be on duty in response to the protests on the 5th and 6th. Previously, the city had announced several road closures and no parking in the city center.
According to the report, the protests expected to be held this week are some far-right organizations, including Pride Boys. The organization’s president, Enrique Tarrio, announced that they would “low down” and operate in smaller groups.
On January 6, the U.S. Congress will certify the results of the Electoral College’s vote. Earlier, at least a dozen Republican senators said they would challenge the election results.
However, with Democrats controlling the House of Representatives and several Republican senators and party leaders have publicly opposed it, it is highly unlikely that Congress will support the challenge.