WASHINGTON — DC officials on Sunday asked all businesses and property owners to remove boards and fencing that were put up last week across the District.
WUSA9 saw some had started the process Sunday night, with people still celebrating in the District after former Vice President Joe Biden was projected to be President-elect by multiple media outlets.
There were not tons of damage seen on election night.
A lot of the fears were due to the destruction of property that happened after outrage over George Floyd's death sparked peaceful and violent demonstrations in the Nation's Capitol.
The Metropolitan Police Department made three arrests on election night, and thousands did pack the streets in the coming days before and after Biden was projected to be the winner.
Numerous demonstrations were expected and happened throughout the 2020 Election week. Businesses all across the District, but especially near the White House, started boarding up the weekend before.
The National Park Service told WUSA9 that it had multiple groups apply for permits to demonstrate on or around Election Day.
The National Park Service also put protective fencing around the White House before Election Day after a request from US Secret Service officials.
Sections of Lafayette Park and outside of the White House are still blocked off to the public as part of the National Park Service and the U.S. Secret Service preparing for inauguration day.