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The digital platform for vacation rentals Airbnb announced today the cancellation of all reservations in the area of Washington during the week of the inauguration ceremony of the president-elect, Joe biden, to prevent the arrival of hate groups to the capital after the recent assault on the Capitol.
UPDATE: In response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C., we are canceling reservations and preventing new reservations in the Washington, D.C. metro area during Inauguration week. https://t.co/TwadjkJ98p
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« Today, in response to requests from various local, state, and federal officials that people not travel to Washington, D.C., we are announcing the cancellation of reservations in the city area and will prevent any new reservations in the area of Washington« , the company indicated in a statement in preparation for the inauguration on January 20.
The company said that it will refund the money to people who already had the reservation, but that for security reasons it is better to cancel in time to avoid disturbances.
Likewise, the company reported that it has identified profiles of people who identify with hate and intensify violent acts, for which they have been banned forever from the application.