Secret Service tightens security around White House as riots escalate

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 2nd, 2020 4:04 pm

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Last Updated Jun 2nd, 2020 at 6:01 pm

The U.S. Secret Service tightened security around the White House on Tuesday as riots escalate in the nation's capital.

The agency installed anti-rioting fences around the building, implemented road closures, and expanded the perimeter, a source told Fox News.

A chain-link fence standing nearly eight feet tall was placed along the perimeter of Lafayette Square, barring people from entering the park.

Certain roads around the White House and the park would be "closed to vehicular traffic until further notice," according to a traffic advisory issued Tuesday. The public was urged to "use alternate routes" while maneuvering through the city.

The entire Washington, D.C., National Guard was also activated after protests devolved to riots Sunday nights.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser imposed a curfew of 7 p.m. Monday night, resulting in more peaceful protests. President Trump applauded the city for maintaining control.

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