Fencing around Capitol expected to return ahead of Sept. 18 rally

Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger has recommended that fencing be put up around the Capitol amid concerns about a Sept. 18 rally to defend those arrested during the Jan. 6 attack, according to a source familiar with the department’s planning.
The Capitol Police Board has received the guidance and is expected to approve the fencing, according to the source.
Congressional officials have started to prepare for risks ahead of the so-called “Justice for J6” rally on Sept. 18, though no final decisions have been made on security at the Capitol. Manger briefed Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Administration Committee, Wednesday afternoon, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) invited members of congressional leadership to her office for a briefing next Monday on the security preparations.
Matthew Braynard, a former Trump campaign official and organizer of the event, has dismissed the possibility of violence at the rally, but law enforcement

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By Nicholas Wu and Heather Caygle


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