White House Security Reinforced

Post-election unrest predicted for nation’s capital.

Federal authorities are boosting safety measures surrounding the White House in advance of Election Day. One new measure will be a “non-scalable” fence around the perimeter of the White House, similar to one put in place in June.

In addition, some 250 National Guard have been put on standby in the event there are protests in the city.

Since January, there have been more than 60 meetings between the White House National Security Council, the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, various intelligence agencies, and the military in an effort to prepare for any possible election outcome.

“If there’s no winner, you will see significant deployments of officers at all levels across the capital,” said Patrick Burke, executive director of the Washington, D.C., Police Foundation. “Officers will get cancellations of days off, extensions of shifts and full deployments of officers across the city.”

Cities all across America have been preparing for violence regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, as a continued show of social unrest.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For city officials, including those in Washington, D.C., and others who are preparing to contend with unrest in conjunction with the election.
  • For local law enforcement as well as National Guard who will be deployed to “hot spots” in an effort to maintain peaceful protests.
  • For protesters to demonstrate calmly and without chaos.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner


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