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The liberal bastion of George Washington University in downtown D.C. is encouraging students to become preppers in advance of possible Election Day civil unrest.
Stockpiling a week’s supply of food, particularly items with a long shelf life, is included among the recommendations. And since it’s 2020, the university recommends that they make sure to have enough toilet paper on hand, plus refilling any prescription drugs.
An email reportedly sent to GWU students contained the following advice, according to the Daily Caller:
“We suggest preparing for the Election Day period as you would for a hurricane or a snowstorm that would prevent you from going outside for several days to grab food or order takeout.”
The email also purportedly gave fashion and other advice for those who plan on peacefully protesting or celebrating the outcome of the contest between President Donald Trump and former VP Joe Biden, “such as dressing for the weather and wearing comfortable shoes and staying with a group.”
As an aside, GWU hasn’t changed its name, yet, but protesters there allegedly toppled over an iconic bust of the nation’s first president in June.
A posting on the GWU website indicates that Election Day is a university holiday. Officials advise the campus, among other things, to follow certain safety precautions: “Do not allow strangers into GW buildings” and “If there is a disturbance, seek shelter indoors until normal conditions return. Observe directions from law enforcement personnel.”
The school is apparently offering counseling for anyone with post-election “emotional aftershocks.”
In a statement to the Washington Times, a GWU spokeswoman explained that the educational institution routinely transmits preparedness messages when large-scale events occur in the nation’s capital. “While we do not anticipate access restrictions around our campus, it is possible given the unrest that has been seen in D.C. and around the past several months. Our goal is to help our campus community plan ahead for any potential disruption that may happen during the election period.”
Starting today, GWU — which is located just a few blocks from the White House — will update the campus community with text updates about what’s going in in the area in terms of safety.
Greg Gutfeld: Businesses boarded up for election shows media, lawmakers have sided with the mob https://t.co/JRBKneJvpr
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 2, 2020
D.C. is one of those cities that features boarded-up buildings and storefronts in anticipation of election-related civil unrest. FNC host Greg Gutfeld insists that election-related violence perpetrated by far-left anarchists is unfortunately inevitable in some areas no matter who wins. Gutfeld’s colleague Laura Ingraham has called on Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden to advise his radical, confrontational supporters to refrain from creating civil unrest on Election Night.
As a footnote, violence erupted amidst protests during Donald Trump’s first-term inauguration in January 2017.
In what may or may not be a precursor to possible upcoming political turmoil, just a few months ago, a mob surrounded U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), his wife, and some friends as they walked back to their hotel from the White House after President Trump gave his nomination acceptance speech.
Thanks to the police escort, no one was harmed in the encounter, fortunately.
DOJ called to open probe into who’s funding riots after several lawmakers’ lives are threatened https://t.co/COcyB7ocTa
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 31, 2020
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