Fencing will soon be reinstalled around the Capitol grounds in D.C. as officials prepare for President Biden’s State of the Union Address and the impending trucker convoys apparently on their way to the capitol. 

The fencing will be installed in the upcoming week prior to Biden’s March 1st speech and the estimated March 5th arrival of The People’s Convoy. In addition to the fence, the DC National Guard has been alerted and will be on standby to assist with traffic and crowd control, pending Department of Defense approval, reported Military Times.

“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,” The United States Capitol Police said in a press release.

“As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity. The USCP is closely coordinating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Park Police, the United States Secret Service and other allied agencies to include the DC National Guard.”

As an additional precaution, all 535 members of Congress will attend the State of the Union, but guests will not be allowed inside of the Capitol, reported the New York Post.

“Law enforcement agencies across the National Capital Region are aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Feb. 18. “As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity. The USCP is closely coordinating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Park Police, the United States Secret Service and other allied agencies to include the DC National Guard.”

We intend to circle Washington D.C.,” said Bob Bolus, a convoy organizer, of the upcoming demonstration. “And basically, I’ll give you an analogy of that of a giant ball constrictor. Basically squeezes you chokes you and as well as your network we’re going to do to D.C.”

“There will be a lane open, for emergency vehicles to be able to get in and get out and all that,” he continued. “We will not compromise anybody’s safety or health one way or the other. As far as if they can’t get the work jeez, that’s too bad.”

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