Capitol Police Erect Fence Ahead Of The State Of The Union

Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA 2.0

WASHINGTON – Crews are putting up a fence around the Capitol grounds ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union Address.

The move comes after a group of protesters announced plans to drive semi-trucks into the D.C. area this week to demonstrate against the government.

Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said the decision to put up the fence was made in conjunction of the U.S. Secret Service.

The event is considered to be a national special security event, that means the Secret Service is in charge of planning.

National Guard Troops and outside law enforcement agencies are also expected to help out with security.

Capitol Police say a number of roads in D.C. will be closing ahead of the speech, scheduled for Tuesday, March 1.


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Have a news tip? Email, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.