Police Begin Scaling Back Massive Security Perimeter Around U.S. Capitol

HeadlineMar 16, 2021

Police have begun scaling back a massive security perimeter on Capitol Hill, including metal fences topped with razor wire. Washington, D.C.'s nonvoting delegate to Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, has proposed legislation that would ban permanent fencing around the Capitol. Last month, Norton tweeted, “There are many state-of-the-art options that wouldn't needlessly wall off the Capitol complex like a fortress that needs to be protected from the people we represent.”

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