Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser this week ordered police to block Trump supporters inside their hotels, according to an NOQ report.
“This is not getting media attention it deserves,” wrote Twitter user Mindy Robinson. “@MayorBower had the @DCPoliceDept physically lock Trump supporters into their hotels in DC last night. This was HIGHLY dangerous, unconstitutional, and never done during Antifa riots.”
“It’s absolutely amazing how many people don’t realize it’s illegal to lock people into a building so that they can’t get out. The only other place I know that does that…is China,” she added.
It’s absolutely amazing how many people don’t realize it’s illegal to lock people into a building so that they can’t get out. The only other place I know that does that….is China.
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) January 7, 2021
DC Police making sure people do not leave their hotels. pic.twitter.com/awTlCpJY42
— 𝕄𝔾 𝕊𝕙𝕠𝕨 (@intheMatrixxx) January 7, 2021
Over half of million of Trump supporters came to Washington to participate in the Save America rally to support President Trump, which turned into chaos after a group of rioters and protesters waving American and Trump flags illegally stormed the Capitol building. The mayhem left at least four people dead and dozens of police officers injured.
Following the unrest, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) pointed out some “evidence” that “fascist ANTIFA orchestrated Capitol attack with clever mob control tactics,” and Capitol Police were aware of the situation.
“Congressman told me he was warned on TUESDAY by Capitol Police officer that intelligence suggested fascist ANTIFA was going to try to infiltrate the Trump rally by dressing like Trump supporters,” Brooks wrote. “Capitol Police advised TUESDAY that it best not to leave Capitol complex.”
However, prior to Jan. 6, Bowser sent a letter to acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, and Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, telling federal law enforcement to stand down.
“To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway,” the letter read.
“The District of Columbia Government has not requested personnel from any other federal law enforcement agencies,” she continued. “To avoid confusion, we ask that any request for additional assistance be coordinated using the same process and procedures.”
President Donald Trump on Wednesday eventually directed the National Guard to send forces, along with other federal protective services to assist Capitol Police.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday the Capitol police’s response to the Capitol protest was a “colossal failure” and called for an investigation.
“This was an awful day for America and one of the worst days for American law enforcement,” Bratton said. “And going forward, one of the good things coming out of this [is] there’s so much video, so much [to] analyze on social media. What was the organization in this crowd, in this mob, with the many factions that are working here?”