Metro weighs separate subway cars for 'white civil rights' rally participants, protesters
[Wash Times] Transportation officials preparing for a "white civil rights" rally being organized outside the White House next weekend are considering segregating participants and counterprotesters on separate subway cars, the chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said Friday.
"We have groups clearly at odds with each other," said Metro board chair Jack Evans. "We’d like to keep the groups separate. We don’t want incidents on Metro."
Oh the inescapable irony.
"Maybe put all of one group on a train or a certain car on a train," he told the local NBC affiliate. "We’re trying to see how can we keep the groups separate so we don’t have any incidents but not put in place programs that could be problematic in the future."
Notice how an increased policing and law enforcement presence is not mentioned ?
Scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 12., the event falls on the first anniversary of last year’s violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where fights between far-right participants and opposing demonstrators culminated in the death of a counterprotester, Heather Heyer.
Charlottesville resident Jason Kessler, the organizer of last summer’s rally, has received preliminary approval from the National Park Service to hold the event at Lafayette Park outside the White House, raising safety concerns throughout the region given last year’s outcome.
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-08-06