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“Missed This”: Washingtonians Celebrate a Fence-less Capitol

Photograph by Arend Vermazeren via Flickr.

The fence around the US Capitol finally came down this weekend, more than six months after fans of President Trump rioted in the building, hoping to overturn his election loss. The fencing had cut the city off from the Capitol complex. The Capitol still isn’t open to visitors, but at least the grounds are back in our daily lives. Over the weekend, Washingtonians eagerly welcomed them back.

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The fence around the US Capitol is finally gone from pics

United States Capitol, yesterday afternoon (July 10th, 2021) from washingtondc

Enzo is happy the fence is down. Tell him he’s a good boy. from washingtondc

 

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.