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Photos Show Capitol Fencing, Razor Wire Being Removed—73 Days After Rioting

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A perimeter of razor-wire security fencing placed around the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the January 6 riots is being removed, photos show.

Workers were pictured taking off sections of the security fencing on Saturday, March 20 —which was 73 days after a swell of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building as part of a violent siege that left five people dead, including a police officer.

It is expected that traffic on Independence Avenue and Constitution Avenue will resume on Monday, CNN reported earlier this week citing a memo sent to members of Congress on Friday this week by acting Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodget.

The memo reportedly said U.S. Capitol staff would “remove the outer perimeter fencing around the Capitol complex sooner than initially anticipated” because “there does not exist a known, credible threat… that warrants the temporary security fencing.”

The US Capitol scene on March 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. The fencing was placed after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the razor wire was all removed and parts of the fence where taken down this weekend.
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