The level of hatred the left has for the patriotic and no-nonsense 45th President of the United States is slated to come to a boil on inauguration day.
Anarchist groups are threatening to shut down Donald Trump’s swearing in ceremony by any means possible. Thousands of police officers and security agents are being deployed to Washington, D.C. in preparation to guard the President-elect and his supporters from a potentially violent mob.
Washington, D.C. police officials are expecting at least 900,000 people to flood the capitol on inauguration day. Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham revealed more than two dozen activist groups for demonstrations – which claim to be peaceful in nature.
Approximately 3,000 police officers from outside Washington, 5,000 National Guard troops and federal agents will create a buffer zone, crowd-control barriers and bag checks outside of the inauguration area.
The Bikers for Trump are also expected to be on hand to help curtail any disruptions or violence on January 20.
Newsham said his department is aware of anarchist groups vowing to disrupt, perhaps even thwart, the Trump oath of office ceremony, via online rants. “That’s one of the things that we have to prepare for,” the Washington, D.C. police official added.
“The fact that you have some folks that are indicating on social media that they’re coming to shut down the inauguration events is something that we will be prepared for,” Newsham continued. “We’ve experienced that type of thing before in the city and we’ll be able to handle it.”
Anti-Trump protests are scheduled to occur before, during, and after the President-elect’s inauguration ceremony, Yahoo News notes. The largest Trump protest related event which a permit has been granted for is the Women’s March on Washington, set for January 21.
On Thursday the National Park Service, which controls the permit process for the public grounds in the capitol, began issuing permission to use protest sites. Civil Rights attorneys threatened to sue the park service, claiming the agency was attempting to stomp on political dissent.
At least one group who requested a permit during the inauguration does not seem focused on disrupting Trump’s swearing in ceremony with violence. A pro-marijuana lobbying group has promised to distribute 4,200 joints and light them up near the inauguration site.
When asked if the capitol police would be quickly arresting pot smokers during Trump’s swearing in ceremony, the Washington Mayor offered a reasonable response. “That wouldn’t be our first priority,” Mayor Mureil Bowser told the media.