White House Sidewalk to be Closed to Public PERMANENTLY

The U.S. Secret Service said it would end public access to a sidewalk along the south fence of the White House beginning on Wednesday night.

The sidewalk has been closed nightly from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. since 2015 and will now be off-limits around the clock, the Secret Service said in a statement.

The closure will “lessen the possibility of individuals illegally accessing the White House grounds,” Secret Service Communications Director Cathy Milhoan said.

In March, a man scaled a fence east of the White House at night and was on the property’s grounds for 16 minutes before being detained. He never entered the White House, the Secret Service said.

President Donald Trump was inside the residence at the time of the March 10 incident.

The intrusion was the latest in a series of breaches at the White House in recent years. Security has been boosted, including the installation in 2015 of sharp spikes on top of the black iron fence that circles the 18-acre (7-hectare) property.

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  • August

    Remember a long time ago when being “American” meant something good?

  • August

    Why spend hundreds of millions a year on the president when we can just use the succession protocol or elect a new one if something happens to him?

  • ddearborn


    before you know it not only will public access to anything within a block of the White House be banned, it will be a Federal felony if you even give the President or his family, I mean staff a dirty look.The Republic died on 9-11, and our freedoms and way of life with it. And Israel is responsible for carrying out 9-11. It is dual citizen Israelis/zionists that have been on control of our government ever since.

  • gmatch

    Making America great! Yeah, yeah….

  • Gil Favor

    are these mo fo’s really that scared of we the people ? apparently. . .

  • collette.robert@yahoo.com

    The man of the people. Not to worry, all government business now takes place in trump’s casino.