(Reuters) - Airbnb has been canceling home-sharing reservations in the Washington D.C. area for the week of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after law enforcement warned of a threat from armed militias, the rental platform said on Wednesday.
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“We are aware of reports emerging yesterday afternoon regarding armed militias and known hate groups that are attempting to travel and disrupt the Inauguration,” Airbnb said.
“Our hotels in the D.C. area will remain open leading up to and through the inauguration.
A number of local, state and federal officials have asked people not to travel to Washington during Inauguration week.
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