Following the release of two videos by Project Veritas exposing activist plans to release a noxious gas into the ventilation system at the National Press Club, chain DC subway trains and conduct other activities to disrupt the presidential inauguration, Steven Nelson of US News and World Report writes that the protesters are significantly scaling down their operations.
Here’s how the article begins:
An activist coalition has dramatically scaled back plans to block the flow of traffic into the nation’s capital on Friday, a key organizer says following the release of undercover videos produced by a conservative group.
Legba Carrefour, an organizer of the activist network DisruptJ20 shown discussing bridge and train blockades in footage recorded by Project Veritas on Tuesday, says “the amount of chaos is being intentionally overstated” by his group.
“By virtue of us making those claims, it whips people up into the kind of panic that accidentally ends up causing the chaos we want. You can say ‘all of Metro is being blockaded’ and people will stay home,” the local anarchist says.
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