Seven-foot fences erected around Capitol ahead of Joe Biden inauguration
Telegraph, 08 Jan 2021
A "non-scalable" seven-foot fence is being erected around the US Capitol ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as officials admitted "catastrophic" security failures had allowed rioters to breach the halls of Congress.
The scenes of an angry mob swarming through the Capitol building on Wednesday alarmed security officials, who fear protesters may have become emboldened by the feeble security which enabled hundreds to surge through the seat of government.
Security measures for the president-elect's swearing in ceremony, which will take place outside Congress on January 20, are being revised accordingly.
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