BuzzFeed reports that DC officials are concerned that white supremacist supporters of President-elect Trump could bring concealed weapons to Washington, DC next week, and are warning there will be consequences.
Second Amendment and so-called “open carry” activists were a common sight at Trump rallies and at the Republican National Convention in 2016 — in states where it was legal to do so. Because the District does not allow open carry, and weapons aren’t permitted at the inauguration, such demonstrations aren’t expected.
In addition to the estimated 800,000 people expected to attend the inauguration in support of Trump, thousands of anti-Trump protesters are also coming to town. While most are expected to participate in peaceful demonstrations, according to an MPD source, police believe at least one anarchist group is planning to try and block the inaugural parade route from the Capitol to the White House.