Barricades around the White House are dismantled

11 months ago

According to a spokesperson, some temporary fences around the White House that were set up during the riots following the death of George Floyd will be removed today.

“The temporary fence on the south side of the White House complex, including the ellipse fence, is dismantled on June 10,” said a spokesman for the Secret Service, noting that the fence around Lafayette Park on the north side will be left for now.

“The Secret Service is continuing negotiations with the park’s police regarding a temporary security fence around Lafayette Park,” the statement said.

At the height of the unrest on the weekend following May 25, the day Floyd died, numerous secret service agents were injured, fires broke out at the White House, and President Donald Trump was temporarily placed in an underground bunker. Trump later said that he went to the bunker for an “inspection”.

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