In the days leading up to Biden’s inauguration, the nation’s capital was transformed into an occupied military zone like Baghdad. Armed troops authorized to use lethal force maintain checkpoints entering and exiting downtown Washington, DC Green Zone and and Red Zone perimeters have been established. Several bridges in the city from neighboring Virginia are expected to be closed next week for the grand opening.
Sean Spicer, President Trump’s first press secretary and current Newsmax TV presenter, posted a video apparently taken Friday night that shows a military checkpoint to exit DC near the Lincoln Memorial. The video also shows cars on 16th Street near K Street parked in rows blocking the roadway. But first, a staging report by Lyndsay Keith, co-host of Spicer Newsmax, of 16th and K in the day.
– Newsmax (@newsmax) January 15, 2021
Spicer’s Night Video:
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– Johnny Lawrence – Big Shot Gangster (@shot_gangster) January 16, 2021
Another report on checkpoints to leave DC: “A friend just called me from his car in DC dropping his wife off at his office in the Northwest. They had to go through an armed checkpoint to enter the city! On leaving town, he had to stop at another armed checkpoint.
He was required to show his identity card. #UnlikeAnElection ”
A friend just called me from his car in Washington, dropping his wife off at his office in the northwest. They had to go through an armed checkpoint to enter the city! On leaving town he had to stop at another armed checkpoint.
He was required to show his identity card. #UnlikeAnElection
– ??Chris Filby?? (@cefilby) January 15, 2021
RSBN video clip:
Here’s a look at DC right now. Massive street closures, barricades every block and what appears to be some sort of security checkpoint. These are installed around the area. #DC #Asset #RUPTURE #Security
? @brianglenntv pic.twitter.com/E5nR0qIfEI
– RSBN ?? (@RSBNetwork) January 16, 2021
Video showing driving through a checkpoint manned by Guard troops:
– Alli Jarrar⚡️ # FreePalestine (@AlliJarrar) January 15, 2021
Report of a construction site early Friday morning:
?? DC update pic.twitter.com/hsTzUZFMwk
– ⓒⓞⓤⓡⓣⓝⓔⓨ (@ t3xas1835) January 16, 2021
Four of the major bridges in and out of DC from Virginia will be closed for 48 hours around the grand opening. Two bridges from Virginia to DC are not ready to be closed: Key Bridge from Rosslyn to Georgetown and Chain Bridge from McLean to Canal Rd. Near the Palisades district.
Jaw-dropping – no more bridges closing from VA to DC pic.twitter.com/pF0vdnS0dV
– davidshepardson (@davidshepardson) January 15, 2021
The secret service on Thursday published a detailed list of streets blocked by military checkpoints and divided into a green zone and a red zone.
“Green zone – Restricted Vehicle Zone Vehicle traffic is restricted to residents or businesses in the Restricted Zone and National Guard personnel will assist in checking traffic entering the Green Zone. “
“Red zone – Street closures Vehicle traffic is limited to authorized vehicles only with an appropriate nameplate. “
Additional controls are in place for those traveling to DC. “Additional security for flights to DC: I flew from LGA to DC a moment ago. At the boarding gate, a TSA agent checked (again) all passenger ID cards against the boarding passes. An Homeland Security officer with a dog stood by the door and said: Yes, this is for the grand opening.
Additional security for flights to DC: I flew from LGA to DC a while ago. At the boarding gate, a TSA agent checked (again) all passenger ID cards against the boarding passes. A Homeland Security officer with a dog stood by the door and said: Yes, this is for the grand opening.
– Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) January 15, 2021
Additionally, airlines prohibit firearms in checked baggage on flights to DC area airports.
Major Airlines Temporarily Ban Firearms In Checked Baggage For DC Flights | Just the news https://t.co/ZfPawoT46z
– John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) January 16, 2021
These restrictions and security checkpoints are meant to be temporary – just for the grand opening.
Bonus video of our new normal Biden Martial Law. The teacher now teaches children in his military uniform.
This National Guard still teaches his Fairfax County students while protecting Washington DC. “Some children are shocked by the uniform, but we are talking about it” pic.twitter.com/dxYCEnIJzM
– Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) January 15, 2021