Donald Trump is becoming even more locked away from OUR America as he has his home fenced in….
Is a ‘wall’ coming next?
A President that hides from the public is a President not in touch….
Additional fencing and barriers were installed near the White House on Thursday as security around the complex increases amid ongoing protests in Washington, D.C., following the death of George Floyd.
Officials have erected tall fencing along 17th Street and placed concrete barriers along Pennsylvania Avenue near the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The expanded measures come as law enforcement have pushed back protesters further away from the White House in each of the last two days.
The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the added barriers or how long they might remain in place.
Law enforcement has used vehicles, military police and fencing in recent days to block pedestrian and vehicle traffic from Pennsylvania Avenue and parts of H Street and 16th Street near the White House.
The escalation in security measures comes even as protests have been largely peaceful in the last two days in the nation’s capital.
Law enforcement used tear gas and pepper balls to aggressively disperse protesters from Lafayette Square near the White House on Monday a short time before President Trump walked to nearby St. John’s Church for a photo-op.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, law enforcement set up barriers and a line of officers further away from the White House to keep demonstrators at a greater distance….
Trump hides while protests subside and are peacefully in Wash. D.C.
Washington, D.C., police made no arrests in connections with protests over the death of George Floyd in the city Wednesday night, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Peter Newsham said in a press conference Thursday.
Newsham said there were “zero arrests associated with the peaceful demonstrations we had here in the city. There was no damage to MPD property. There was no MPD injuries. Moving forward over the next couple of days, we expect more of the same.”
The department had made 29 arrests Tuesday night and 288 Monday evening, Newsham noted.
He estimated in excess of 5,000 peaceful protesters took to the streets over the course of the day Wednesday, with multiple groups marching through the city independent of one another.
In the same press conference, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said she remained concerned about the use of military assets in response to the protests….