Federal authorities expected to erect ‘non-scalable’ fence around White House

So how popular and loved is tRump again?   Hugs


Federal authorities are expected to put back into place a “non-scalable” fence around the entire perimeter of the White House on Monday as law enforcement and other agencies prepare for possible protests surrounding the election, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN.

The fence, the same type that was put up during protests this summer, will encompass the Ellipse and Lafayette Square. It will go down 15th Street to Constitution Avenue and then over to 17th Street. The fence will then run up to H Street and across by Lafayette, and then come down 15th Street, the source said.
NBC News was first to report the new fencing. A Secret Service spokeswoman declined to comment to CNN, saying the agency does not comment on security measures.
The extra layer of security marks the most high-profile example to date of authorities preparing for unrest following this year’s election, particularly if there is no clear winner come November 4.
As CNN previously reported, the immediate perimeters around the White House have already been largely blocked off to the public this year for a range of reasons, from construction on the White House gate, to protests and looting that occurred in downtown Washington in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.
Lafayette Park, across the street from the north side of the White House and a popular protest gathering spot, had also largely been fenced-in since police aggressively moved in on protesters alongside it in July.
Washington, DC, Metro Police Chief Peter Newsham warned the District’s City Council last month there was wide expectation of some type of civil unrest following the election. And many businesses in the downtown DC area in the proximity of the White House have boarded up doors and windows in the last couple of days in anticipation of possible protests.
During this past summer, some businesses saw their windows smashed and other property damaged by protesters.
But DC Metro police have been preparing its officers for well over a year, as it does ahead of every general election, ensuring that they are prepared to handle everything from civil disturbance to crowd control to potential disruptions to metro transit, Patrick Burke, executive director of the Washington, DC, Police Foundation, previously told CNN.
Police have also been working with intelligence officials to ensure the security of Washington, DC’s airspace in the event of an attack from above, Burke added, as they routinely do when preparing for moments of heightened anxiety.
“If there’s no winner, you will see significant deployments of officers at all levels across the capital,” said Burke. “Officers will get cancellations of days off, extensions of shifts and full deployments of officers across the city.”

“Non-Scalable” Fence To Go Up Around White House


17 thoughts on “Federal authorities expected to erect ‘non-scalable’ fence around White House

    • Hello Nan. tRump always has been a coward. Like most bullies are. He talks tough and acts like a gorilla in a safe crowd, but he can’t even bring himself to fire anyone face to face. Hugs

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    • Hello DT. Yes I agree. But it amazes me he is such a coward that he has to have so much extra security. No way in that hardened building with Secret Service and other protection he feels unsafe and in need of a larger stronger fence. Especially as it is his people that are causing the trouble. Does he think his own people are going to storm the castle? Hugs


  • So, if he’s determined not to leave the White House after the election… Fine. We’ll build his freaking wall 20 feet high around that fence and cut off the utilities to the White House. Then the new pres can “defile” Dump Tower as a temporary pres residence in exchange. First step–ditch all the gold crap (or melt it down if any of it was real and help pay off the national debt with it, but Donnie boy’s too cheap to go for the real stuff).

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    • Hello Chatty Introvert. More likely he is worried that if he just ignores the election and tried to keep power after Biden is declared the winner, he is afraid that the people will storm the White House and drag him out. But unlike him and his thugs our side believe in the rule of law and know that the Secret Service and other legal entities will take him out if he refuses to leave. He may have thought the extra fencing would help the military defend him but they won’t jump into make him a dictator. Hugs

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      • it’ll be like the ending of Gladiator where Commodus was going “gimme a sword” and the officer said to keep ’em sheathed. He was like “nuh-uh. no cheating.” Nice pre-comeuppance moment before the death. Huh… and that guy was a whiny, conniving twerp too. Very apropos. Dump will be more anticlimactic, just make that constipated bulldog face while they drag the rolling chair out with his butt still in it.

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  • I’m getting more and more doubtful Biden will win this thing. I’m a nervous wreck over it. If Trump loses, he will be a monster. He’ll be on Fox every day inspiring riots and violent behavior from his lap dog followers. Gonna be a mess for sure.

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