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Does anyone know why almost the entire Capitol grounds have been fenced off for the past week?”
1525 H Street, NW
Thanks to a reader for passing on from St. John’s Church:
In its 200-plus year existence, our beloved church has witnessed history, in its many forms, from our corner of Lafayette Square. That holds true today with the protests associated with the murder of George Floyd and other innocent Black citizens across our country.
We as a parish support the protesters’ fight for an end to systemic racism. As is often the case in these situations, we have also been faced with significant challenges. Our historic buildings have been damaged by fire and graffiti. Individuals have built encampments on the church grounds, pitching tents, cooking on open fires in close proximity to the buildings, and relieving themselves in inappropriate places, resulting in a risk to the health and safety of protesters and others. At times, our staff have not felt safe traveling to and from work, or in their offices.
At its meeting last week, the Vestry discussed the tension between support of the Black Lives Matter movement and keeping our staff and property safe. As a result of that discussion, we met with City leaders last Friday. The meeting was productive, and we came away with a plan to peacefully relocate the individuals camping on our grounds that was based on engaging the protesters in conversation. We did not have the opportunity to finish executing that plan because on Monday the police began clearing H Street, NW. We were not aware they would do this.
After renewed violence on Monday evening, the City contacted us on Tuesday and offered to provide fencing around our buildings. After a thorough discussion, and in consultation with Bishop Mariann, we reluctantly agreed to the fencing. (more…)
1525 H Street, NW
Thanks to Mike for sending: “It seems there’s now a fence around St. John’s church…this seems to me to be all kinds of wrong…” (more…)
Photo by ms brown
Thanks to ms brown for sharing photos this morning.
NPR reported last night:
“Police fired chemical agents to clear Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., Monday night after protesters attempted and failed to pull down a huge statue of Andrew Jackson located there.”
More photos from ms brown: (more…)
Photo by Molly Ward
Thanks to Molly for sending earlier this morning: “Lafayette Square is open again. Fences still up. Most signs have been removed.”
Ed. Note: Some of the signs have been moved across the street.
Thanks to James and Jasen for sending some photos of other parts of the fence being dismantled last night: (more…)
Thanks again to MB for sharing these.
Thanks to Faraz for sending the before photo above and MB sends the current scene:
More photos: (more…)
Thanks to David for sending from Truxton/Shaw: “Closest I’ve ever been to one. Just chillin on fence. Dog was very concerned.”
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