01/20/17 4:00pm

march photos
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Thanks to all who helped capture the events of today. I’m overwhelmed by how many folks responded. I appreciate every message sent, even if I wasn’t able to post every one. So please continue to send me your photos again tomorrow from the Women’s March.  For those on the streets, in the bars, on the Mall, where ever you are, if you see something of interest please send all tips, stories and photos (preferably via email) to princeofpetworth@gmail.com or tweet me @PoPville on Twitter here, or message me on Facebook here. And of course photos are always welcome and appreciated from Flickr here and Instagram here I again look forward to sharing your stories and observations. And, as always, I thank you for allowing me to do so.

01/20/17 3:27pm

seth myers admo

Apparently Seth Meyers is gaining a foothold in DC. Which I guess is a good thing for Late Night with Seth Meyers and NBC. I think I need a freaking beer. The ducklings didn’t do it for me… Thanks to Kelley for sending:

“saw some flyers pinned to trees in AdMo calling Seth Myers a “Lügen.”

My googling skills tell me that Lugen means:

“peer, look, glance

lie, tell an untruthful statement, cheat, tell a lie, tell untruth

falsity, lie, tale, untruth”

01/20/17 2:06pm

pink smoke
12th and L St, NW by Lisa

As of 2pm:

Lisa writes: “Lots More flash bangs at 12th and L streets”

“there is a now seemingly endless deployment of flash bangs. I’ve never heard anything like it. It’s constant.”

“most protestors have left 12th and L intersection now.”

Rebecca writes: “McPherson Sq is a flash point 3 newly launched sound grenades [flash bangs] & spray police running to corral ppl off AGAIN we had to run. make that at least half a dozen sound grenades people getting spray and cops cornering ppl this WAS peaceful up NY Ave”

Caitlin writes: “There are a lot of loud bangs on K street near 10th”

01/20/17 1:32pm

peaceful march
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

Just throwing this out there because I’m getting a few crazy messages from some after today’s earlier vandalism at 12th and L St, NW. That group is not representative of the hundreds of thousands of peaceful folks planning on Marching tomorrow in the spirit of love, hope and equality. For those who were planning to march tomorrow, I hope you are not in any way dissuaded from doing so because of the actions of this small, unrepresentative group.

01/20/17 1:05pm

12th and L

Thanks to Lisa for the updated photo above sent just before 1pm.

From MPD:

“At approximately 10:30 a.m., an organized group was observed marching south in Northwest Washington. On their way, members of the group acting in a concerted effort engaged in acts of vandalism and several instances of destruction of property. More specifically, the group damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses, and ignited smaller isolated fires while armed with crowbars, hammers, and asps. Preliminary information indicates the group collectively engaged in these criminal acts. MPD members were alerted to the criminal activity, and responded swiftly to contain and detain the involved individuals in the area of 12th and L Streets, NW. At this time, numerous arrests have been made and those individuals have been charged with rioting. Investigation into the incident remains ongoing. Pepper spray and other control devices were used to control the criminal actors and protect persons and property. During the incident, police vehicles were damaged and two uniformed officers sustained minor injuries from coordinated attacks by members of the group that were attempting to avoid arrest .”