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Workers in Washington Start Removing Security Barriers After Biden’s Inauguration

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Workers in Washington Start Removing Security Barriers After Biden’s Inauguration

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Workers in Washington late Wednesday started taking down security barriers following President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Video footage and photographs showed workers removing concrete blocks and fencing. The breakdown started “in earnest” at 6 p.m. and will likely take 36 hours to complete, D.C. Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio said. “That aligns with the end of the Inauguration Pause on indoor dining which is set to expire on Friday, January 22, at 5 am. Restaurants will then be able to return to 25% indoor,” he said in a tweet. Falcicchio asked members of the public to give crews time and space to work safely. A perimeter was set up around approximately 4.6 miles in Washington, with a focus on the Capitol after the Jan. 6 breach. Some 25,000 National Guard troops poured into the city from states across the country to ensure a smooth transition of power. The city imposed harsh restrictions …

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