Battle Track the Inauguration
|Armed Forces Inaugural Ball||National Building Museum, Washington DC|
|Inaugural Ball||Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington DC|
|Limo Still On Fire||38.90247723097831, -77.03091841940477|
1645: Limo set on fire earlier this morning, still ablaze hours later...
|Officer Down, Unresponsive||38.90261916981795, -77.03456622366502|
1640: Officer reported down, currently unresponsive. No further information currently.
|Rioters Throwing Bricks at Police||38.90247723097831, -77.0307360298466|
1635: 14th & K
|National Guard Lining Along 17th||38.89653488789515, -77.03960859915242|
1545: National Guard spotted, lining 17th St in preparation for POTUS arrival.
|National Guard Deployed||38.90251327271171, -77.03188383587985|
1545: National Guard platoon wearing ACUs and Multicam uniforms, 72-hr assault packs, all with pro masks. 1x Humvee
|National Guard Staging||38.8983430683571, -77.05023032496683|
1520: National Guard staging at 23rd and G St
|1400: Police Form Skirmish Lines, Flashbangs Deployed||38.90131652246146, -77.02965223928913|
Police form skirmish lines and deploy flashbangs to disperse protestors.
8-10 flashbangs deployed.
|1332: Park Police to Engage Protestors||38.88005554339178, -77.00034105786472|
S Park Police staging to engage protestors on I-395 between 3rd and 7th SE. Traffic has limited police car mobility and deployment.
|1330: 200+ Protestors||38.887521828003585, -77.02192747601657|
1330: 200+ Protestors at Independence & 7th St SW
|3rd St Tunnel Blocked||38.88053940012349, -77.00207912930637|
1329: US Park Police reports 3rd St SE tunnel (under 395/695)is blocked.
|1310: 600 Protestors at McPherson Square||38.901309703848185, -77.03406196902506|
1310: 600 Protestors at McPherson Square
|1301: Protestors on I395 & 6th||38.88274427570104, -77.01993191250949|
US Park Police reporting large crowds on 395 and 6th street with no signs of Police near by.
US Park Police now report that 395 Eastbound is now clear. Westbound is still blocked.
|Protestors Clash||38.89731881413483, -77.03190547297709|
1251: Competing groups clash
|Blue Gate shut down||38.89211144997248, -77.01218569287448|
1136: Blue Gate entrance to Inaugural area shut down by protestors
|Starbucks Vandalized||1225 I Street, Washington DC|
1207: Starbucks vandalized at 1225 I St NW-DC.
|Violence at Franklin Square||38.90251327245691, -77.02967369696125|
|Large number of protestors||38.904216518940316, -77.02192747732624|
1126: Large number of protestors
|Road closure due to protestors||38.90371556833383, -77.02963078161702|
1125: Road closure due to protestors
|1300: Mass Arrests||38.90373685895941, -77.02808600668504|
Area around 12th & L
1052: Periscope channel showing windows being smashed and pepper spray being deployed. Protestors planning on charging the police line.
1300: Mass arrests
1420: Tear gas deployed by police in skirmish lines against of 1,000+ protestors
1430: Protestors now building a bonfire in a nearby road
|200 protestors||Washington Post|
1032: 200 Protestors on K Street.
|Red Gate||38.89216489355374, -77.01524341115146|
Reports that Red Gate is shut down due to protestors. 0813E
|Festival of Resistance||38.896951415013895, -77.0064834952791|
Festival of Resistance/March start
Rally @1000, March @1200
|Economic Justice Blockade||38.89476660327875, -77.0072286130744|
Economic Justice Blockade
|Labor Justice Blockade||38.89478692237413, -77.01217496403842|
Labor Justice Blockade
|Climate Justice Blockade||38.894788731664235, -77.01519531015947|
Climate Justice Blockade
080018JAN - 200021JAN
|Movement for Black Lives Blockade||38.89358447531415, -77.01756083974033|
Movement for Black Lives Blockade
|SURJ Blockade||38.89431930649212, -77.02028596409946|
|Trade Justice Blockade||38.894780381407834, -77.02191156153276|
Trade Justice Blockade
|Future is Feminist Blockade||38.894369408341056, -77.02599370488315|
Future is Feminist Blockade
1041: Future Feminist Blockade making it “difficult” for inauguration observers to get into the observation area. 10th St NW& Penn Ave
|Communities Under Attack (Muslim/Latino) Blockade||38.89493360825254, -77.02812838571845|
Communities Under Attack (Muslim/Latino) Blockade
|Qockblockade Brigade (LGBTQ)||38.89502880111573, -77.02817130106268|
Qockblockade Brigade (LGBTQ)
|Witness Against Torture Blockade||38.89550253581998, -77.03198039671406|
Witness Against Torture Blockade
Starting on Thursday and running indefinitely through the weekend, Samuel Culper and volunteers will be meeting in Austin, TX to battle track the protests/riots during the Inauguration ceremony.
‘Battle Tracking’ is an important skill that allows us to map events in real-time so that we understand the local security picture. We use this map data and other developed intelligence to make better decisions about our security, and we also use this intelligence to drive operations. Without knowing how to implement these intelligence gathering concepts, you are at a severe disadvantage.
Picking up where we left off with the Ferguson riots and the 2016 GOP Convention protests, Forward Observer will again drive a real-time, real-world exercise so that students can get a better understanding of intelligence gathering and analysis. These are skills that we’re going to need to increase our survivability and to drive operations, and there’s no better opportunity to learn than with potential riots on the horizon in DC.
– Local volunteers are more than welcome to join the local ACE in Austin. Email rome (at) readfomag dot com for additional information.
– If you’d like to join the effort online, we’d appreciate the support. You’ll need to register for a free Unseen account (https://unseen.is), and then request contact with Forward Observer. From there, you’ll be dropped into the Inauguration ACE chat room and then be assigned a team/tasking.
You can also follow along at https://readfomag.com/inaugural where we’ll be posting updates.
If you want to support what we at Forward Observer are doing, then you can subscribe to our weekly intelligence summaries (https://readfomag.com/susbcribe) and attend a future intelligence training course, which are listed below.