‘Non-Scalable’ Fence To Be Built Around White House Amid Election Fears
The White House will reportedly have a “non-scalable” fence put up Monday, just a day before the general election which is anticipated to spark protests.
“The White House on lockdown: A federal law enforcement source tells NBC that beginning tomorrow, crews will build a ‘non-scalable’ fence to secure the WH complex, Ellipse and Lafayette Square,” NBC White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted Sunday night.
“250 National Guardsmen have been put on standby, reporting to Metro Police officials,” he added.
In the capital, a man boarding up the National Press Building said there was concern that “we’re gonna have riots again, this is just in prep for Election Day.”
Storefronts in Mount Vernon Triangle were boarded up Wednesday afternoon, WUSA9 reported.
Stores in Midtown, Manhattan and around the U.S. are also boarding up in anticipation of election night unrest.
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