Remaining fencing erected around the US Capitol after the January 6 riot is set to be removed within days: AP

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Remaining fencing erected around the US Capitol after the January 6 riot is set to be removed within days: AP
The US Capitol is shown through security fencing on March 21, 2021. AP Photo/Alan Fram
  • 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.

The remaining fencing that was erected around the US Capitol shortly after the January 6 riot is set to come down as soon as next week, according to The Associated Press.

Three individuals close to the matter told the outlet that the US Capitol Police Board put into motion a plan to take down the fencing by July 9. The sources spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity and were unable to discuss any further details.

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.

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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.

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The fencing has been unpopular among Capitol Hill residents, who have lamented its effect of cutting off the complex from the general public.

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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.

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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.

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