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Police responded to an alleged explosion heard in Glover Park, Washington, DC, near where the Russian Embassy is located.
Several people who heard the blast took to social media to ask about it, as law enforcement and Secret Service agents reportedly arrived and searched the area.
There is no official word on what caused the explosion, which was also reportedly heard in Cathedral Heights, but it could be a blown electrical transformer.
Kind of mind blowing that we haven’t heard any news. Just police reports walking around Tunlaw and Stoddert. It was incredibly loud.
— Maggie Burns (@MaggieCBurns) March 3, 2022
I heard it loud in Cathedral Heights
— Mehrnoush Pourziaiee (@MehrnoushPourzi) March 3, 2022
Possibly a transformer according to DC fire on the scanner.
— Jay Johnston (@uberdog) March 3, 2022
Protesters gathered last Thursday in Glover Park outside the Russian Embassy, where they waved flags and signs and called for an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
One of the protesters’ signs read “Putin Burn in H-ll”, with another reading, “Never again”.
Protesters also carried Ukrainian flags as well as American flags.
“(Russian President Vladimir) Putin is a tyrant,” a protester told OMCP. “And the fact that he is allowed to enter another sovereign country is absolutely disgusting. And that needs to be stopped.”
Thousands of Ukraine-supporting protesters also marched to the White House on Sunday, demanding the Biden administration do more as Russian forces attempted to besiege the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
“First of all, I would like all civilized countries to unite and cut Russia off from Swift,” one protester told Fox News. Second, “help close the sky” and third, “spread the word because this is just the start of World War III, and we don’t want that to happen.”
Many US cities — and other major cities around the world — have seen similar pro-Ukrainian rallies.
Fox News’ Adam Sabes contributed to this report.