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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 08:50 AM

The New White House Fence Is Getting Covered In Protest Art

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There are pictures galore with the story.

JUN 7, 5:02 PM

The New White House Fence Is Getting Covered In Protest Art



Signs and artwork cover a fence outside the White House.

Matt Blitz / DCist/WAMU

This story was last updated at 10:59 p.m.

As the protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd ramped up in the past week, the administration of Donald Trump increasingly fortified the area around the White House.

Entrances to Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street NW, the Ellipse, and Lafayette Square are barricaded by about 1.7 miles of mesh metal fences and guarded by police. The Secret Service said last week that the entire area around the “White House complex” would remain closed until June 10.

Meanwhile, Mayor Muriel Bowser has expressed concern that some of the measures may be be permanent.

The barriers have been a jarring sight for many Washingtonians, long used to free access to spaces that serve as a symbol of democracy and where First Amendment protests have played out for over a century. Throughout the week, protesters could often be heard pressed up against the fence, chanting “This is what democracy looks like.”

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Photos by Matt Blitz and Mary Tyler March for DCist.

This story was updated to include an interview with Kai Gamanya.

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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 08:54 AM

1. take down this fence trump (you traitor)

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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 08:58 AM

2. I walked by it yesterday, it's quite an amazing sight

as well as the painting on the street.

Dude always wanted a wall, and finally got one. Imagine him sitting in his underground bunker actually believing he might be re-elected.

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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 09:07 AM

3. whow. there is 1.7 MILES of mesh metal fence around the WH now. The cost must be

enormous. All to supposedly to protect the Occupant of the Oval Office.

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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 09:55 AM

4. Seen at the fence. . .







#newrostrong

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