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California State Capitol Still ‘Closed’ Since Summer Protests?

One must ask permission to enter the Capitol grounds

By Katy Grimes, March 3, 2021 2:30 am

The Globe was downtown today and took a stroll around the California State Capitol – on the outside of the Capitol. It is usually a beautiful walk through and around the Capitol. The gardens are lovely, the Capitol building is a beautiful, neoclassical design.

California State Capitol, fenced off. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

The State Capitol has regular tourists and visitors every month – usually. This past year, the Capitol has been largely closed to the general public. And it remains this way.

Note the handcuffs locking the gates together. Handcuffs are used throughout the fencing to hold it together.

That short fencing has been around the Capitol since last spring/summer when there were protests downtown (BLM, Antifa), which destroyed many stores and shops, restaurants and deli’s, bridal stores, office stores, and the local Macy’s, which was closed for two months after being stripped of most of their inventory.

No one breached the State Capitol, yet it remains fenced off.

California State Capitol, fenced off. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

In January, they actually put up DOUBLE fencing, adding taller cyclone fencing, anticipating protests on Inauguration Day. There were none, and the tall fencing came down.

California State Capitol, fenced off. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

A regular visitor to the Capitol said, “Our legislators do not want us in that building, and that fencing makes it seem like people are not allowed in.”

California State Capitol, fenced off. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

One must ask permission to enter the Capitol grounds.

California State Capitol, fenced off. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)
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7 thoughts on “California State Capitol Still ‘Closed’ Since Summer Protests?

  1. Oh good, now we have to ask permission to enter our own house. And ask permission for everything else we do, as you have pointed out elsewhere. And tread lightly when we try to put one foot in front of the other for fear of doing it wrong.

    Thanks for this, Katy, and for the photos of the steel fencing and handcuffs and zip-ties that are worth a thousand words. I haven’t surveyed the entire CA press yet today, but I suspect we wouldn’t even know about this outrage if you hadn’t covered it.

    Meanwhile, this part of the process we DON’T need permission for. Not yet, anyway:
    https://recallgavin2020.com/petition/
    Get them in by March 10 if at all possible.

  2. The fence sends a very good visual message. It solidly states, “California taxpayers and residents, you are not valued or wanted here, STAY AWAY!”

    Exactly what are they so afraid of?
    Easy answer: We the People.

    Thanks for the update Katy. I agree with ShowandTell , if not for your reporting we would have no idea this has continued.

  3. What a perfect metaphor for the utter disdain that our political rulers have for citizens. These pictures should be on the front page of every newspaper in the state. This is what incipient tyranny looks like. They don’t respect citizens. Instead, they cower in fear of them and isolate themselves as much as possible from them. We truly are devolving into a Third World state. The People’s house is no longer. Revolting.

  4. It would helpful to all if they would lock the legislators out so they couldn’t do more damage.

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