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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 11:48 AM

Fence around St. John's Church this morning

Please read the comments. They might help make sense of this.

1000 WORDS, CHURCHES, DOWNTOWN, PROTEST

Fence around St. John’s Church this morning

Prince Of Petworth Today at 11:15am



1525 H Street, NW

Thanks to Mike for sending: “It seems there’s now a fence around St. John’s church…this seems to me to be all kinds of wrong…”



Ed. Note: This was previously the space used by the ‘Black House Autonomous Zone‘.

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mahatmakanejeeves Jun 24 OP
wryter2000 Jun 24 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 24 #2
BComplex Jun 24 #3
underpants Jun 24 #4
2naSalit Jun 24 #5
cayugafalls Jun 24 #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 11:54 AM

1. The comments do help explain this

I was senior warden at my church for a couple of years. It would have saddened me to fence off my church, but if I had to do to protect it, I would.

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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 11:57 AM

2. Lafayette Park, Andrew Jackson statue and St. John's Church, Washington DC, photographed 1913, ...

Lafayette Park, Andrew Jackson statue and St. John’s Church, Washington DC, photographed 1913, with Henry Adams and John Hay houses (now site of Hay-Adams Hotel) at upper left: #LOC


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 12:09 PM

3. Did the church put up the fence, or did trump?

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Response to BComplex (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 12:16 PM

4. I think it's part of parks but not sure.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:28 PM

5. Chances are that asholes with their

whataboutism will try to trash it some more. Their favorite traitors' statues are being torn down so why not go after a place that is protecting protesters?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 02:04 PM

6. I'm really trying to understand all the destruction and violence going on.

It seems protesters are starting to target anything that gets in their way, including buildings that in the past were supportive of the protests. The church was vandalized and was in continuous jeopardy so, while not a fan of fences on public spaces, I understand them trying to protect their property and this historical building.

In Wisconsin, protesters attacked a democratic senator and tore down a statue of an anti-slave civil war activist.

I am all for peaceful protests.

It could be agent provocateurs or bad actors from right wing groups, but we just don't know.

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