Area Around White House To Stay Closed Thru June 10

The Associated Press reports:

The area around the White House complex, including all of Lafayette Park, will remain closed to the public until June 10 due to ongoing protests, a Secret Service spokesperson said Thursday.

The entire Ellipse on the south end of the White House, E Street and its sidewalks between 15th and 17th streets, Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th and 17th streets and all of the park just to the north of the building will remain closed for another week, the spokesperson said.

“These closures are in an effort to maintain the necessary security measures surrounding the White House complex, while also allowing for peaceful demonstration,” the spokesperson said.