Lauren Boebert stunned by ‘bricks’ belonging to a construction site

Photo illustration by Luis G. Rendon, Zach Petrizzo/The Daily Beast/Getty

Photo illustration by Luis G. Rendon, Zach Petrizzo/The Daily Beast/Getty

Right-wing media has long believed that all pallets of rocks belong solely to anti-fascist activists.

And on Friday night, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) stumbled upon the conspiracy theory.

“@CapitolPolice why are there 20 pallets of bricks a stone’s throw from the House Office Buildings?” boobert tweetedapparently referring to the standard stones that the correct one believes are property of potential antifa activists

But as it turned out, the bricks are part of an ongoing construction project on First Street in Washington DC, according to signs right next to the pallets.



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“Permit Name: CAPITOL PAVING OF DC, INC,” read a sign stating that parking near the construction site would be prohibited until the end of the month.

The District Department of Transportation’s website also states that the rear ally in question on the 410 block of First Street remains “under construction”.



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Elsewhere near the stones you can clearly see that an alley is being broken open and that a bulldozer is standing nearby.



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As of Saturday afternoon, a crew of construction workers had covered the stones with tarpaulins and started pouring concrete into the rear ally.



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Construction workers also told The Daily Beast that police had contacted them and ordered the stones to be covered.



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“Law enforcement [Metropolitan PD] came and said there might be a protest,” one employee added.

Boebert did not answer The Daily Beast’s text request Friday night for comment.

Back in the summer of 2020, as Black Lives Matter Demonstrations flooded the land, conspiracy theories often sprang up around “mysterious” rocks. Moreover, when conservative journalists or activists saw a pile of stones in a metropolitan city, they would quickly conclude that the stones belonged to antifa members and were intended for destruction.

“There is no evidence of an organized attempt to deliberately place rocks near Black Lives Matter protest sites,” the Anti-Defamation League said. noted at the time.

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