Remaining fencing erected around the US Capitol after the January 6 riot is set to be removed within days: AP
- The remaining Capitol fencing is set to come down as soon as next week, per The Associated Press.
- The fencing was installed after insurrectionists breached the Capitol building on January 6.
- In February, local leaders tanked a proposal that would have installed permanent fencing around the Capitol.
Three individuals close to the matter told the outlet that the US
The board, which conducts oversight over the police force, is composed of the sergeants at arms of the House and Senate and the Architect of the Capitol, according to The Associated Press.
In March, the Capitol Police removed an outer fence that blocked off a large part of the area to cars and pedestrians, but an interior perimeter fence remains.
The fencing has been unpopular among Capitol Hill residents, who have lamented its effect of cutting off the complex from the general public.
The Capitol Police Board in February reportedly endorsed keeping up the fencing through September as a precautionary measure.
Local leaders that same month swatted down a proposal that would have installed permanent fencing around the Capitol building.
The outer fencing was removed in March, just weeks after insurrectionists breached the Capitol to stop the electoral vote certification of President Joe Biden, who defeated former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
In early April, a car driven by 25-year-old Noah Green rammed into a barricade outside the Capitol complex, killing William Francis Evans, a Capitol Police officer, and injuring another officer.
After Green brandished a knife and lunged at the officers, he was shot and killed by the police.
- Facebook and Microsoft aren’t the only ones creating a metaverse — here are five popular coins looking to create digital worlds
- Qatar Airways says it is not accepting passengers on its flights from 2 African nations immediately due to the new Omicron variant
- Gautam Adani, the man who may soon be Asia's richest person, is a college dropout who survived the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks and says he was once kidnapped for ransom
- Paytm Q2 result — Operational revenue crosses ₹1000 crore, loss widens by ₹37 crore
- These Indian states have the highest number of international airports; UP tops the list
- Centre raises Bengal labour budget for creation of 27 cr man-days
- Over a million Ethereum tokens have been burned since the big upgrade, but transaction costs are still a pain point for the network
- Loaded Lion NFT sells for $1 million — three days after launching at $200