The expected protests against IMF/World Bank meeting in DC on Sept. 29-30 have prompted officials to consider a big fucking fence that will partition a huge chunk of downtown. The Washington Post describes it thusly:
The fence will be nine feet tall. It will have a perimeter of 2 1/2 miles. It will enclose 220 downtown acres and block 27 streets, according to preliminary plans. Corralled will be: the White House, parts of Foggy Bottom and George Washington University, four apartment buildings, a church, dozens of stores, restaurants and offices.Damn, that's a big fucking fence.