The re-installation of the Capitol fence that has been in place since the January 2021 insurrection will precede President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
Chief Tom Manger of the Capitol Police said on Sunday that a barrier will be set up “out of an abundance of caution” with the Secret Service.
Truckers are preparing for a week of protests against pandemic restrictions, as Washington officials prepare for planned rallies. The Pentagon has already authorised unarmed National Guard members to assist with traffic management during any demonstrations.
Following previous trucker protests in Canada, online forums were utilised to organise different truck convoys. Despite varying departure schedules and routes, some are expected to arrive in time for the State of the Union speech. Others may follow. “
He said his unit’s mandate to “protect Congress, the Capitol, and the legislative process” has not changed. The manger declares.
As Congress voted to validate Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, a throng shattered windows and doors and vandalised the Capitol. It lasted a long time.
The Capitol Police Board earlier this year approved a temporary barrier reconstruction for a September rally to support people still imprisoned as a result of the revolt. The police and media outnumbered the protesters, thus there were minimal conflicts.
Before Tuesday’s presentation, Capitol Police, in addition to the National Guard, requested help from other law enforcement agencies.
Police Chief Robert Contee said the Metropolitan Police Department is carefully monitoring the changing information and would increase policing resources over the next three weeks.