Law enforcement officials plan to reinstall fences around the Capitol ahead of a rally in the nation’s capital next week, according to new reports.
Hundreds are expected to attend the Sept. 18 rally to demand “justice” for Capitol protesters who have been jailed since a riot there on Jan. 6.
“Though no specific measures have been announced, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hinted during her weekly press conference Wednesday at extra safety precautions for the Sept. 18 rally by saying: ‘We intend to have the integrity of the Capitol be intact,’” the Associated Press reported. “Briefings for lawmakers, including congressional leaders, are expected in coming days.”
The AP reported that fencing will be installed on the streets surrounding the Capitol building and the Supreme Court, but not around nearby congressional office buildings. “The Capitol Police formally requested the fence to the board that oversees it, and it is likely to be approved, according to a House Democratic aide who spoke on condition of