U.S. Army tanks rolled into Washington, D.C., ahead of President Donald Trump's planned military parade for himself on the Fourth of July -- and the spectacle alarmed many who saw their arrival.
Bradley and Abrams tanks were brought by flatbed trucks into the nation's capital Tuesday night, along with armored trucks and other military vehicles.
Social media was flooded with photos and videos of the vehicles' arrival, and Twitter users reacted with shock and alarm.
It really is a lot to ask Washington, DC, a city with no representation in Congress, to put up with tanks rolling t… https://t.co/ZGaFNLcL7Q— Dara Lind (@Dara Lind)1562115009.0
It occurs to me that if the Army were occupying the capital city for real, the message from the military spokespers… https://t.co/mTaL5Txhg7— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@Matt Pearce 🦅)1562127725.0
An Oversize Load 4th https://t.co/E800kw6f0w— Schooley (@Schooley)1562115591.0
If you view Trump as a living thought experiment meant to prove the Tea Party would prefer a white king to a black… https://t.co/W7gwmG9zCW— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)1562146948.0
The last time I saw tanks in an American city it was in Baltimore, Maryland after the city came undone over the dea… https://t.co/fbBvQMoQMH— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1562151548.0
All is well https://t.co/AiObVB8v3Z— southpaw (@southpaw)1562125039.0
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and sol… https://t.co/LBJZoQLzc5— David Priess (@David Priess)1562117384.0
What country is this? And my friends on the right are worried about @Kaepernick7, while Trump tramples on our value… https://t.co/VLZlqRjbld— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers)1562122166.0
Actually seeing the tanks roll in turns out to be so much more disturbing than I imagined https://t.co/84n3cZo69n— 🧪🍓δεrεηε🦠🔬mask tf up (@🧪🍓δεrεηε🦠🔬mask tf up)1562125315.0