Harry’s Bar, a downtown D.C. pub that has drawn attention in latest months for internet hosting the white supremacists, election deniers, and COVID-19 ignorers who assist outgoing President Donald Trump, served because the backdrop this weekend for politically charged confrontations that resulted in four stabbings and 33 arrests for misdemeanor assaults, assaults on cops, and rioting.
Based on a number of experiences, Proud Boys and different pro-Trump teams met up exterior of Harry’s to reveal in assist of Trump’s effort to dispute the election outcomes that made Democratic challenger Joe Biden the president-elect. Reporters protecting pro-Trump rallies in D.C. on Saturday, December 12, recognized the realm exterior Harry’s as a rallying level the place tons of of individuals gathered to pose for footage, chant slogans comparable to “all lives matter,” and begin fights with counter-protesters. The bar has lengthy been an attraction for vacationers, and its location close to Trump’s downtown resort makes it an inexpensive possibility for his base.
Based on a number of reports, Saturday’s stabbings occurred round 11th and F Streets NW, inside a block of Harry’s. Police declined to inform the Washington Publish if a suspect in custody for one of many assaults was affiliated with pro-Trump protesters or with their foils representing the social justice motion. Movies captured Saturday present a bunch of Proud Boys setting fire to a Black Lives Matter banner they took from Asbury United Methodist Church, a traditionally Black home of worship that dates again to 1836.
Outdoors Harry’s now and there may be somebody within the room on the Harrington Resort simply above the bar signal who retains waving an “Antifa United” flag on the window because the tons of of Proud Boys right here chant, “Fuck Antifa!” Arduous to see on this picture, however it’s subsequent to the snowman #DC pic.twitter.com/4sWQA1L9SM
— Marissa J. Lang (@Marissa_Jae) December 13, 2020
Blogger Barred in DC published a message they acquired from Harry’s Bar proprietor John Boyle that stated the bar opted to not open for dinner Friday and Saturday, closing after 3:30 p.m. to “keep away from issues and maintain prospects secure from COVID.”
D.C’s liquor board has cited Harry’s 5 occasions for violating public security protocols put into place through the coronavirus disaster. Throughout a pro-Trump rally in mid-November, the bar was slapped with $2,000 in fines as a result of prospects weren’t sporting masks and never respecting social distancing measures.
D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration tells Barred in DC that Harry’s was not cited this previous weekend.