By Kristinn Taylor - thegatewaypundit.com
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has called out the National Guard for the pro-Trump Stop the Steal rallies scheduled to take place in the nation's capital Tuesday and Wednesday.
D.C.'s acting Chief of Police Robert J. Contee III warned protesters that the city's strict gun laws will be enforced as it is against the law in D.C. to exercise one's Second Amendment rights while exercising one's First Amendment rights. Contee ordered posters put up in the protest areas reminding visitors of the city's carry prohibitions.
Bowser is also urging Washingtonians and people in surrounding areas to stay away from D.C. during the rallies. Rumors have been spreading that Bowser is shutting down hotels and other businesses for the rallies. The Hotel Harrington decided to close for the rallies after getting pressure for allowing the Proud Boys to congregate there. Indoor dining in D.C. is closed due to COVID lockdowns. Street parking will be greatly restricted in the protest areas.
Bowser's instructions for the National Guard state they are to be unarmed and not engage in "domestic surveillance, searches or seizures of US persons." The Guard is reportedly being called out to help with traffic and crowd management in support of law enforcement.
The long list of road closures and parking restrictions for the rallies can be found at this D.C. government statement on the protests that also includes this warning on firearms:
"Members of the public and anyone attending the events are reminded that District law prohibits anyone from carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of any First Amendment activity. Under federal law, it is illegal to possess firearms on the US Capitol grounds and on National Park Service areas, such as Freedom Plaza, the Ellipse, and the National Mall. Additionally, members of the public are reminded that the District of Columbia does not have reciprocity with other states' concealed pistol licenses; unless a person has been issued a concealed pistol license by the District of Columbia, they cannot conceal carry a firearm in the city. Finally, it is illegal to open carry firearms in the District."
Residents and commuters are encouraged to register for important alerts from the District by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov.
Black Lives Matter DC is demanding the mayor and city do more, "Someone need to tell @MayorBowser & Acting Chief Contee that white supremacists don't care about signs that say guns are not allowed. Stationing police officers in front of churches didn't stop them from burning signs last time. Here are our demands to send a clear message:"
PROUD BOYS HEAD ARRESTED ON WAY TO D.C. RALLIES
By Jacob Engels - majorleaguelibertyusa.com
Earlier tonight Proud Boys founder Enrique Tarrio was arrested as he was being driven from a D.C. area airport on his way to the Stop the Steal rallies. Tarrio was pulled over for allegedly burning a stolen Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black Washington, D.C. church last month.
There were also unconfirmed reports that Tarrio was in possession of two high-capacity firearm magazines at the time of his arrest for a misdemeanor.
Reporter Jacob Engels tonight confirmed former Mueller prosecutor Jeannie Rhee is tied to the arrest of Enrique Tarrio tonight.
Jacob Engels at Major League Liberty USA reported:
MLLUSA can now confirm that the DC Police arrested Enrique Tarrio, the Chairman of the right-leaning men's fraternal organization The Proud Boys. Tarrio, who is Afro-Cuban and the son of Cuban exiles who fled Fidel Castro's brutal communist regime after several family members were killed, has been charged for burning a Black Lives Matter banner during free speech demonstrations that occurred in the nation's capitol in December of 2019.
Recent news reports had indicated that the DC police were investigating Tarrio for the perfectly legal free speech demonstration and were even considering elevating the charge by designating it as a hate crime.
However, they have failed to properly prosecute violent domestic terrorist activity that has been allowed to run rampant in the past six months from Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Just last month during the same demonstration, Antifa and BLM stabbed four members of the Proud Boys and engaged in widespread destruction and violence across DC.
Personally, this journalist has seen their depravity upfront, which has regularly included burning the American flag, but DC police and the woke media have stood by in those cases and facilitated an atmosphere where the insurrectionist actions are not only tolerated... they are actively encouraged by elected Democrats.
Former Mueller prosecutor Jeannie Rhee seems to be the originator of the charges against Tarrio, according to court documents obtained by MLLUSA.
Rhee, who led the witch-hunt against Trump advisor Roger Stone, was listed on court documents as the attorney representing the African American church who claims it was their BLM banner that was stolen by someone and burned by The Proud Boys last month in DC, according to documents filed with the court in early January.