Capitol Police Erect Fence Ahead Of The State Of The Union

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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.


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