The Washington, D.C., hotel and bar where the white nationalist Proud Boys hang out when they’re in town for protests has announced it will be closed Jan. 6, the day Congress is scheduled to certify the Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden.
It’s also the day of a planned “Wild Protest” in Washington to rail against Donald Trump’s reelection loss. The president is urging his followers to turn out that day in his desperate, last-ditch effort to stay in the White House.
A number of people were stabbed, four critically, near the Hotel Harrington in clashes Dec. 12 between the Proud Boys and counterprotesters at the last demonstration in support of Trump. The Proud Boys are known to stay at the hotel and congregate in Harry’s, the hotel bar.
The Hotel Harrington is the city’s oldest hotel and will be closed on the 4th, 5th and 6th, for the “safety of visitors and employees.”
Trump Supporters Flood Hotel Harrington With Negative Reviews As It Closes Before Rally
Hundreds of members of the far-right group have reportedly stayed at the hotel while in Washington for protests and many were expected to return for a protest on January 6—the day Congress is set to certify Joe Biden‘s election victory.
The Harrington’s decision to cancel reservations between January 4 and 6 has infuriated some of the president’s supporters, who have taken to the hotel’s social media pages to post scathing reviews.