Federal authorities are going to put up a “non-scalable” fence around the White House in advance of the elections Tuesday. The extra layer of security marks the most high-profile example to date of authorities preparing for unrest following this year’s election.
The plan has been to stir up the public for a long time. Therefore, putting up the fence shows that they expect their plan to create violence, and discord to work. According to a report by CNN, the fence will offer protection for politicians, particularly if there is no clear winner come November 4.
As CNN previously reported, the immediate perimeters around the White House have already been largely blocked off to the public this year for a range of reasons, from construction on the White House gate to protests and looting that occurred in downtown Washington in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May.
DC Metro police have been preparing its officers for well over a year, as it does ahead of every general election, ensuring that they are prepared to handle everything from civil disturbance to crowd control to potential disruptions to metro transit, Patrick Burke, executive director of the Washington, DC, Police Foundation, previously told CNN.
Police have also been working with intelligence officials to ensure the security of Washington, DC’s airspace in the event of an attack from above, Burke added, as they routinely do when preparing for moments of heightened anxiety.
“If there’s no winner, you will see significant deployments of officers at all levels across the capital,” said Burke. “Officers will get cancellations of days off, extensions of shifts, and full deployments of officers across the city.” –CNN
Unfortunately, every effort will be made to foment disgust and bring the political division in the United States to a breaking point. When that finally happens, please be where you’d like to be. Everything is in place to cause massive civil unrest no matter how this election goes. And it will go the way that will et the biggest response, because they’ve already promised us that much. Hopefully, you have a safe place to be as this week unfolds just in case.
Do not fear, but remain aware and brace yourself for the worst while hoping for the best.