Feds may build ‘non-scalable’ fence around White House for possible Election Day unrest says report

A “non-scalable” fence will likely be built around the White House perimeter Monday in preparation for demonstrations that are expected to take place in the wake of Election Day.

The fence will provide additional security for The People’s House, encompassing the Ellipse and Lafayette Square, CNN reported, citing a source close to the matter. It will run down 15th Street to Constitution Avenue, over to 17th Street, up H street, before finally coming down 15th Street again.

According to CNN, The Secret Service did not confirm the plans to erect the fence.

Law enforcement and other agencies have been making preparations for possible civil unrest could erupt after the election, especially if a winner is not declared by November 4.

The same type of fence was erected around the White House earlier in June as protests and riots raged through the capital city. While the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue is normally open to pedestrians, it has previously closed down for security incidents like suspicious packages and presidential movements.


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