Lauren Boebert is amazed by the “bricks” that go with a construction site

Right-wing media have long believed that pallets of bricks are the exclusive property of anti-fascist activists.

And on Friday night, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was stumped on the conspiracy theory.

“@CapitolPolice why are there 20 pallets of bricks a block from the House Office Buildings?” Böbert tweetedapparently alluding to the standard building blocks that the right believes belong to potential Antifa activists.

But it turns out the bricks are part of an ongoing construction project on First Street in Washington DC, according to signs right next to the pallets.

Zachary Petrizzo for The Daily Beast

“Permission Name: CAPITOL PAVING OF DC, INC,” read a sign, which indicated that parking near the site would be prohibited until the end of the month.

The District Department of Transportation website also said the rear ally in question at Block 410 of First Street remains “under construction.”

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District Traffic Office

Elsewhere near the bricks, you can clearly see a side street being ripped up and a bulldozer nearby.

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Zachary Petrizzo for The Daily Beast

Boebert did not respond to The Daily Beast’s text message inquiry Friday night.

As Black Lives Matter demonstrations swept across the country in the summer of 2020, conspiracy theories surrounding “mysterious” stones frequently surfaced. Furthermore, any time conservative journalists or activists saw a pallet of bricks in a major city, they would quickly conclude that the bricks belonged to Antifa members and were destined for destruction.

“There is no evidence of an organized effort to intentionally plant bricks near Black Lives Matter protest sites,” the Anti-Defamation League noted at the time.

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