August 25, 2020 at 12:24 AM EDT
D.C. urges caution among visitors as city to host several demonstrations during pandemic
D.C. officials on Monday urged visitors to use caution this week as the nation’s capital expects to host thousands for political and civil rights demonstrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Organizers say a fireworks display Thursday night marking the end of the Republican National Convention could draw both supporters of the president and protesters. That will be followed Friday by nearly a dozen demonstrations expected to draw thousands calling for an overhaul of the criminal justice system and racial equity.
D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Christopher Rodriguez reminded attendees to follow the city’s public health protocols, which require visitors to self-quarantine if arriving from a state with high rates of infections.
By Michael Brice-Saddler, Justin Wm. Moyer, Gregory S. Schneider and Dana Hedgpeth