Protesters clashed with Capitol Hill police on Wednesday outside the fence that was put up last week to keep lawmakers safe during the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.
The group was identified by the Washington Examiner as ShutDownDC, a collection of protestors who support Black Lives Matter and were chanting the Marxist organization’s slogans. The protesters tried to tie a banner to the fence, with the phrase “EXPEL ALL FASCISTS” on it, but were met with resistance from the police because they were protesting without a permit.
The protesters say they’re going to tie this banner to the fence surrounding the Capitol. Behind that fence, there are hundreds of cops and members of the National Guard—so, we’ll see. pic.twitter.com/nBXuYar59V
— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore)