'Non-scalable' fence to go up around White House before election


Judging by the plywood, it's shaping up to be an Election Day like no other.

The businesses, already under stress amid the coronavirus pandemic, could face graffiti and broken windows amid fallout from the hotly contested presidential race.

Federal agents are set to erect a "non-scalable" fence around the White House, according to reports from CNN and NBC News, in what appears to be anticipation of possible Election Day unrest. "The fence will then run up to H Street and across by Lafayette, and then come down 15th Street". "We'll be there at the White House in D.C". The three spaces take up more than 28 hectares in total.

According to Business Insider, Bennett also reported that 250 National Guardsmen have been put on standby in the nation's capital and are reporting to the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.

This will reportedly be the same type of fencing that was previously put up around the White House over the summer amid protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

The downtown DC workplace for mortgage big Fannie Mae informed the journal that it'll shut for all of this week "out of an abundance of warning" to be ready for "any potential disruptions related to the [election]".

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Stores in major cities like NY and Washington, DC, have also been boarding up their windows in anticipation of possible Election Day violence.

Already there have been flare-ups between Republicans and Democrats across the country.

Protests devolving into violence in the Trump era is no new thing.

Last week, the International Crisis Group, a threat-tracking organisation, released a 30-page report, saying that Americans faced an "unfamiliar danger" in the coming days.

The White House did not immediately respond to The Post's request for comment on the new fencing.