Next week, ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address, security personnel will restore fencing surrounding the Capitol.
U.S. The Capitol Police Department is preparing for a possible Freedom Convoy truck protest on March 1 in Washington, D.C. Truckers from the Freedom Convoy have been protesting coronavirus restrictions and vaccine mandates in Canada for weeks, causing a temporary blockade of the key Ambassador Bridge border crossing between Windsor and Detroit.
Capitol Police say they are aware of similar protests planned for Washington, D.C., and are working to accommodate First Amendment protest action while collaborating with law enforcement and the D.C. government. The National Guard will be on standby for Biden’s speech.
The United States Capitol Police and the United States Secret Service have been collaborating closely to prepare for the next State of the Union address, which will be delivered by President Barack Obama. According to a statement released by Capitol Police on Friday.
The National Capital Region’s law enforcement agencies are aware of preparations for a series of truck convoys to arrive in Washington, D.C. around the time of the State of the Union address, police said. The USCP, as with any demonstration, will assist lawful First Amendment activities.
Following the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the Capitol grounds were heavily fenced, policed, and surrounded by military personnel.