The Hill’s police department confirmed Sunday that some perimeter fencing would be reinstalled around the Capitol days before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address and expected protests in Washington, D.C.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and in conjunction with the United States Secret Service, a plan has been approved to put up the inner-perimeter fence around the Capitol building for the State of the Union Address,” Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger said.
Law enforcement agencies have been preparing for protests in Washington modeled after trucker convoy protests in Canada against vaccine mandates and Covid-19 restrictions that brought traffic in the Canadian capital to a halt.
Statement from Chief Tom Manger ahead of the State of the Union Address: pic.twitter.com/J645LV9i7e
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) February 27, 2022