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,