According to The Hill, it is also planned to enclose the building of the US Supreme Court with a metal fence, blocking all directly adjacent streets.
The police plan to install metal fences around the Capitol as a security measure ahead of a rally planned for September 18 at the U.S. Congress building to support participants in the storming of the Capitol on January 6. The Hill newspaper reported this.
According to the publication, it is also planned to enclose the building of the Supreme Court with a metal fence, blocking all the directly adjacent streets. The final plan for the construction of protective barriers has not yet been approved. Previously, as noted, it will be presented to lawmakers and other security measures planned by the police.
The rally participants under the slogan “Justice for J6” intend to defend more than 570 Americans detained by law enforcement forces for participating in the January mass protests in Washington, which ended with the storming of the U.S. Congress building. The initiators of the rally believe that these people are being persecuted for political reasons and therefore cannot count on a fair trial. It is planned to involve from 300 to 500 people, including, presumably, members of extremist groups.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 175 detainees in connection with the January events have already been charged with assaults on police officers or resisting them. In 55 of these cases, we are talking about the use of “deadly or dangerous weapons” that caused serious bodily injuries to the guards.