The Hotel Harrington and its companion Harry’s Bar will close for a three day period around the January 6 pro-Trump in Washington, D.C. The move comes after the hotel was called out by local liberal activists, elected officials and the Washington Post for serving as an unofficial headquarters for the Proud Boys during recent pro-Trump marches. The hotel bar was also fined by the D.C. government for not enforcing coronavirus mask mandates on weekends when the Proud Boys were there en masse.
The hotel will close January 4,5 and 6. Harry’s Bar will close the 5th and 6th.
The Proud Boys drew negative attention during the last pro-Trump protest by stealing Black Lives Matter banners from downtown Black churches and burning them near the hotel.
PHOTOS I captured last night: After looting a #BlackLivesMatter banner from Asbury United Methodist Church, the Proud Boys pose with it before setting it on fire outside Harry’s Bar in Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/emyRW0YGqj
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) December 13, 2020
Meet John Boyle he owns the bar Harry’s under the Harrington hotel
He lives in Maryland and hosts hundreds of proud boys in dc. He is directly responsible for the violence orchestrated by the proud boys pic.twitter.com/zRstFNGtSs
— All Out DC (@All_Out_DC) December 13, 2020
Excerpt from the Post article published Sunday night that got the desired result within 24 hours.
…Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys, said in an interview, that in the past, the group’s members have stayed at the Harrington and frequented Harry’s because they’re accessible to downtown D.C. and close to the Trump hotel and the White House.
He said that the corner in front of the hotel and bar has remained a gathering point for the Proud Boys, but that the group had outgrown Harry’s because it wasn’t big enough to accommodate all of its members who attended the most recent protest, which he said numbered about 1,000.
Tarrio said the group’s members would not stay at the hotel or go to the bar if the businesses asked them to stay away.
…D.C. police spent much of the night trying to keep the groups apart and at one point established a police line along 15th Street NW. Unable to break through the barrier, a group of Proud Boys doubled back to the hotel holding a Black Lives Matter banner from a nearby church. They carried it in front of the Harrington and lit it on fire as members circled the flames yelling and hooting
Source: The Gateway Pundit