Fencing Around Capitol Coming Down Six Months After Jan. 6 Attack
Workers began to remove the last of the high-security fence around the U.S. Capitol on Friday, more than six months after a breach at the home of Congress.
The eight-foot-high (2.4-m) black mesh fencing at one point surrounded several blocks of Capitol Hill, interfering with pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The remaining sections, enclosing just the white-domed Capitol complex, will take about three days to remove, according to U.S. House of Representatives Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker.
The decision to take down the remaining fence was based on the U.S. Capitol Police's assessment of...