Saturday, August 04, 2018
Washington DC Metro has to anticipate possible "United the Right" rally when unions balk
Washington DC is getting concerned about plans for a “United the Right” rally that would apparently take place on Sunday Aug. 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM. Martine Powers, in a story on the Saturday morning Washington Post, reports that Metro is even considering separate trains for this group of demonstrators. (The Metro later denied that there would be separate cars.)
The Orange and Silver Lines would have extremely limited service at those times.
But the transit union says it will not accommodate the hate group, Forbes reports, meaning that a complete system shutdown over the weekend would be possible. There are emergency plans in place to shut down the Metro for any public safety threat.