Before an intruder jumped the White House fence two weeks ago, sightseers could lean into the fence and snap an obstructed photograph.
Now, a temporary barrier keeps people several feet back, spoiling a picture-perfect moment for some.
Officials with the National Park Service say the new barriers are temporary, but it’s not clear when they might come down.
Charlene Fisher, of Fremont, Ohio, walked past the White House on Friday during her vacation. She says the new waist-high barrier that keeps people five feet away from the higher fence wouldn’t deter someone determined to jump onto the president’s lawn.
An intruder with a knife jumped the original fence Sept. 19 and ran inside the executive mansion before being tackled by the Secret Service.