… and the even more critical “regime object” that is the Presidential Administration.
As of the present time, a total of 1,800 people say they are coming on the event’s Facebook page (versus 3,700 who are interested). This is a threefold reduction relative to the previous event where the numbers were 5,300 and 9,700, respectively.
Seven major central streets as well as 7 central metro stations are to be closed off on Sunday. However, the propaganda potential of this for Western hacks is rather muted as much of central Washington D.C. has been made into a no go zone.
My prediction is that there will be considerably fewer people than on January 23, perhaps 7,500/10,000 relative to the previous 15,000/25,000. The police will also be more brusque about breaking it up. There is also a chance that radicals and/or provocateurs will attempt to storm the Presidential Administration, but this is more of a speculative presentiment.
Navalny’s suspended sentence will be turned into an actual one on Feb 2 and subsequent protests will continue dwindling.