A new report has just confirmed that security officials in the Capitol are now starting to work on reinstalling the fence around the Capitol ahead of Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address. The Capitol police say they are bracing for the potential protest of Freedom Truckers in Washington, D.C., on the day of March 1st, which is the speech.
Truckers in Canada have been protesting for weeks against all the government restrictions surrounding COVID, and it’s resulted in a temporary, albeit massive blockade of one of the busiest bridges on the border, the Ambassador Bridge. This bridge is the crossing point between Detroit and Windsor.
Police at the Capitol say they are very aware of protests that are similar to what’s happening in Canada, that are heading to Washington D.C. The police at the Capitol are saying that they plan to “facilitate” the activity surrounding the first amendment protests, all while they work with other law enforcement officials and the National Guard in D.C. to get ready for Biden’s address.
The Capitol Police said Friday in a statement, “The United States Capitol Police and the United States Secret Service have been closely working together to plan for the upcoming State of the Union. Law enforcement agencies across the National Capital Region are aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, D.C., around the time of the State of the Union. As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity.”
This will be the second time in recent history that the Capitol has been fenced, policed, and militarized. The first was on Jan. 6, 2021, when MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol.
Author: Tiana Pierson