WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the evening of November 3rd in D.C., tensions ran high in the streets near the White House as protesters’ actions ranged from gross-out, inflammatory statements to intimidation tactics used against police officers present.
One of the protesters who fit into the “gross-out” and “inflammatory” categories, is a woman who apparently was upset that there was a black man on the street sharing the Word of God.
As tensions continue to rise in Washington, D.C., protesters are verbally clashing with others. One outspoken woman yelled at a street preacher, stating she would wipe her “bloody” vagina with the Bible. https://t.co/2IHBeCyc56
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 4, 2020
The interaction, which was captured on video, shows the woman declaring that she’d like to use pages from the Bible to “wipe” her vagina during a period of menstruation:
“I’m gonna wipe my bloody pussy, with your Bible papers, when I feel like it. Got it?”
The video continues, with the man simply stating the following:
“The blood of Jesus…”
However, the woman apparently couldn’t handle hearing the name of Jesus being invoked, and continued to berate the man for speaking of his faith:
“Is on my pussy, is on my pussy! And I’m gonna wipe it with your holy fucking Bible. Goddamn.”
DC: “I’m gunna wipe my bloody pu**y, with your bible papers” pic.twitter.com/NFLFXbiKoF
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) November 4, 2020
But there was more to the D.C. protests on November 3rd than just the ramblings of what appears to be an unhinged woman.
When police were trying to arrest a masked protester, numerous others from the crowd began to encircle the officers attempting to enact the arrest.
Police were captured on video establishing a protective barrier by way of lining up their bicycles when protesters were trying to force their way into the area where someone was being arrested.
Confrontation in BLM Plaza between protesters and police after police arrest masked person. pic.twitter.com/amINcHGCKF
— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) November 4, 2020
Protesters continued to surround police following the arrest, with chants of “shut it down” emanating from the crowd. One of the protesters in the crowd interrupted the cadence chants to say the following:
“Fuck shutting this shit down. We’re gonna burn this bitch down! We’re gonna burn this mother fucking bitch down!”
— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) November 4, 2020
The same individual that proclaimed a desire to “burn this bitch down,” was also captured on video getting into a heated exchange with one of the officers present.
During the exchange, the protester was proclaiming that the officer was somehow encroaching upon his personal space and “touching” him.
After the accusations of being physically touched by police officers simply trying to secure an area, the same individual began to direct a rant toward one of the officers, accusing the officer of being racist:
“Cause you a supremacy – you are racist. You are the fabric of the United States Constitution. You are meant to build down, break down and brutalize black people.”
According to reports, at least three people were arrested during the protests that were ongoing in D.C. near the White House on November 3rd.
One man was said to have been arrested near 16th and K streets for allegedly resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
On 16th and I streets, two men were reportedly arrested regarding an alleged assault that transpired. According to police, one of the men arrested already had an open warrant, but was said to have been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon due to the alleged incident. The second man from that incident was charged with resisting arrest.
I’m at 16th and I St. NW.
A “scuffle” broke out between DC Police bicycle patrol officers and a small group of protesters. It happened a block away from the White House. The police moved back and rode away from the area on their bikes: @nbcwashington #Election2020 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/B8FZxKJqVb
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) November 4, 2020
Other instances caught on camera show a group of protesters dressed in black bloc while holding extended umbrellas – even jamming them in officers faces while chanting “move back”.
One officer can be seen snatching an umbrella from the of the protesters as they were poking the officer with it.
Apparently by about 5:00 a.m. on November 4th, the area around the White House had reportedly calmed down and cleared out.
While there were a handful of arrests and boisterous individuals, it appears there wasn’t any severe outbreaks of criminality or rioting.
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As reported earlier this week, the White House anticipated that there was likely going to be some trouble during the November 3rd election. With that in mind, they’d prepared for said possible scenarios.
Here’s the report on the measures the White House took to ensure the White House would stay protected.
WASHINGTON, DC – Reports are coming in that federal authorities are likely to install a “non-scalable” fence around the perimeter of the White House in anticipation of possible unrest – or worse – following the election in November.
Federal authorities are expected to put back into place a “non-scalable” fence around the entire perimeter of the White House on Monday as law enforcement and other agencies prepare for possible protests surrounding the election, a source confirmed https://t.co/Rkqcu6lRrj
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 2, 2020
It is believed that the fence likely to be installed around the White House will be at least similar or even identical to the type that was erected earlier this year when the riots were in full swing across the country.
If that is the case, then the fence will encircle Ellipse and Lafayette Square – traveling down 15th Street to Constitution Avenue and then over to 17th Street, then moving along H Street and across Lafayette to then connect again at 15th Street.
At this time, the Secret Service is not commenting on whether there are intentions to set up said fencing, noting that the agency doesn’t comment on planned or executed security measures taken.
Cause when the conservative candidate loses, conservative voters say “damn. That sucks.” and then go on about life. They don’t go riot and burn cities down. Duh.
— the rug that ties the room together (@HoldOnGimmeASec) November 2, 2020
With the likelihood of there not being a clear winner of the election known on November 4th due to the increase in mail-in ballots this year, there are concerns about possible riots and protests.
D.C. Metro Police Chief Peter Newsham has been expressing worries of possible civil unrest following the election since October, having warned the District’s City Council to anticipate such.
Reupping my deep dive into security preps for election day. Already most of downtown DC is boarded up, similar to NY and other big cities. Contingency plans for potential unrest are in place but law enforcement officials tell me they’re hoping for the best https://t.co/cGJzLDBHko
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) November 2, 2020
D.C. Metro Police have been bracing for the 2020 election for over a year, according to Patrick Burke.
Burke serves as the executive director of Washington, D.C. Police Foundation. He noted that police have been aligned with intelligence officials making sure any possible threat has a plan of action:
“If there’s no winner, you will see significant deployments of officers at all levels across the capital. Officers will get cancellations of days off, extensions of shifts and full deployments of officers across the city.”
The FBI is also monitoring possible public safety issues, with an official stating that “our preparations for 2020 take into account the current climate of the country.” The official said they have devised a “plan for a host of potential scenarios.”
It is not only the White House that is preparing for possible protests and riots in the streets.
Reportedly, numerous businesses across the country are also taking precautionary measures for what may play out on November 3rd and 4th.
Ulta Beauty, which saw some of their locations looted and vandalized earlier this year in other riots, noted that they’re going to be closing early and boarding up store locations during election day. In a statement, the company said that they’re hoping for the best, but are preparing for the worst:
“We are hopeful for a peaceful week but are taking proactive measures to ensure safety for guests, our associates and our stores.”
Retailers preparing for potential election-related unrest
* Ulta Beauty is boarding up & closing early in some stores
* Nordstrom is monitoring for any activity, closing up early election day
* some stores on Michigan Ave boarded up already
— Sally Shin (@sallyshin) October 30, 2020
Nordstrom is also going to be closing their store location early on November 3rd but stated they intend to open for normal business come November 4th.
But with as costly as the riots have been this year, businesses are trying to be proactive.
Loretta Worters, a spokesperson for the Insurance Information Institute, noted that the riots from 2020 have likely resulted in “the $1 billion-$2 billion range” in damages – despite conservative estimates alleging $500 million to $900 million.
Worters’ reasoning behind the higher estimate in losses stems from just how “widespread” these riots have been:
“Because the losses were so widespread and have a longer duration than previous riots, it could conceivably have the highest losses from riots.”
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