A source familiar with the plans said that the screens will be back at the US Capitol for the “Justice for J6” rally.
The fence, which was built after the January 6th riots, were removed in July.
“Justice for J6” was announced by organizers to protest defendants being held by government officials in connection with January Uprising at the Capitol.
Some law enforcement officers are on edge because the fencing is the latest security measure to be put in place for rallies.
Federal law enforcement agencies are worried that far-right extremists such as the Oath Keepers or Proud Boys may visit Washington to protest.
The event’s lead agency is US Capitol Police.
“We are monitoring September 18 closely and planning accordingly,” said Chief Tom Manger of Capitol Police. “After January 6, we made department-wide changes to the way we collect and share information internally and externally. I’m confident that the work we are now doing will ensure that our officers have everything they need to keep everybody safe.
All Capitol police officers will be available, and the Washington Metropolitan Police Department stated that they are “fully prepared” to handle the protest.
“As with any First Amendment demonstrations MPD would monitor and review the activities and plan accordingly with Federal law enforcement partners,” a spokesperson for MPD stated to ABC News. “MPD will be more present in the city where demonstrations will take place and will be prepared to close streets to public safety.”
Additionally, the FBI’s Washington Field Office stated they are closely working with state’s federal and local partners.
Javed Ali, an ex-director national counter-terrorism at the National Security Council, stated that there are reasons to be concerned about agencies.
“While the government has not released threat bulletins on that day about specific and credible plots, such as Jan 6, there may be those who are very agitated and then quickly switch to violent action with little to no warning,” Ali said.
Alejandro Mayorkas (Homeland Security Secretary) told reporters that sharing information is crucial to avoid another incident similar to January 6.
He claimed that the Department of Homeland Security has increased information sharing efforts throughout the country.