Late Tuesday night, tanks moved through the streets of Washington, D.C.
Organizers of the 4th of July Salute To America were trying to figure out how to move the military vehicles from the rail yards to the National Mall, according to the New York Daily News:
Top brass put the brakes on the president’s plan for a military parade to complement his Independence Day speech on the National Mall.
Fearing tanks could tear up city streets, the armored vehicles will be there in a “static” display. In plain English, that means they’ll be parked.
The paper included this tweet from This Week:
Two U.S. Army M1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley Fighting Vehicles will be on display on the National Mall on Thursday as part of Pres. Trump's plan to highlight the U.S. military in this year's Independence Day celebration. https://t.co/zQgCPo9MYh pic.twitter.com/Iocablgwb5
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 2, 2019
So they got a late-night police escort on flat-bed semis, according to this video from Twitter user @eloc8:
— Cole (@eloc8) July 3, 2019
He says he had just left the Washington Nationals baseball game when they came rolling through. His video was posted at 10:04 pm.
They “will be on display on the National Mall on Thursday as part of Pres. Trump’s plan to highlight the U.S. military in this year’s Independence Day celebration,” according to This Week.
An Army spokesman warned residents the vehicles will be moving through neighborhoods, but said, “DON’T PANIC”:
NEW — @USArmy says armored vehicles WILL move through WASHINGTON TONIGHT.
Two M1 Bradley Armored Personnel Carriers.
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) July 3, 2019