- There are fears that the outcome of the US elections will spark massive protest
- In preparation for this, the US government might be building a non-scalable fence around the entire White House vicinity
- This expected move by the Trump-led administration is regarded as one of the biggest examples of preparation for unrest on the part of the government
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In anticipation of a protest that might ensue after the outcome of the coming United States (US) elections, the government of the nation is expected to build a massive fence around the White House.
The same fence erected during heated protests earlier in 2020, will surround the entire park including the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the Treasury Building, Ellipse and Lafayette Square.
According to a source who spoke with CNN, the structure will cover from the 15th Street to Constitution Avenue as well as the 17th Street.
Moreover, the barricade will then run up to H Street and across by Lafayette, and then get back to the 15th Street.
In the opinion of some political observers in the US, this is one of the biggest instances of a government preparing for a possible social upheaval.
Meanwhile, Trump had said his legal team would head to court immediately after the US presidential election to challenge the counting of late ballots.
Trump made the statement on Sunday, November 1, when speaking to reporters in Charlotte ahead of a rally in Hickory, North Carolina.
The US president raised doubts over mail and absentee votes, and questioned why the counting of late arriving ballots should be allowed after election day.
He said vote-counting after Tuesday, November 3, should not be allowed and raised the possibility of challenging the issue in court.
“I think it’s a terrible thing when ballots can be collected after an election. I think it’s a terrible thing when states are allowed to tabulate ballots for a long period of time after the election is over.”
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