A number of individuals who heard the explosion took to social media to ask about it, as legislation enforcement officers and the Secret Service reportedly arrived and searched the realm.
There isn’t a official phrase on what prompted the explosion, which was additionally reportedly heard in Cathedral Heights, however it might have been a blown electrical transformer.
Protesters gathered in Glover Park final Thursday, exterior the Russian embassy, the place they held flags and indicators and referred to as for the top of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
One of many protesters’ indicators learn, “Putin Burn in H-ll,” with one other studying, “By no means Once more.”
Protesters additionally carried Ukrainian flags together with American flags.
“(Russian President Vladimir) Putin is a tyrant,” a protester advised WTOP. “And the truth that he’s being allowed to march into one other sovereign nation is completely disgusting. And it must be stopped.”
Hundreds of protesters supporting Ukraine additionally marched to the White Home on Sunday, demanding the Biden administration do extra as Russian forces tried a siege of Ukraine’s capital metropolis of Kyiv.
“To begin with, I would love that each one the civilized international locations unite and reduce Russia from Swift,” a protester advised Fox Information. Secondly, “assist shut the sky” and thirdly, “unfold the phrase as a result of that is just the start of World Warfare III, and we don’t need this to occur.”
Many U.S. cities — and different main cities all over the world — have seen comparable pro-Ukrainian rallies.