Woman arrested for trying to scale White House fence

A woman was arrested Wednesday for trying to scale a fence outside the White House Wednesday during a small protest, police officials said.

Uniformed Division Secret Service officers arrested Dianne Wilson about 1 p.m. after she climbed the fence on the North Lawn, Secret Service and D.C. police officials said. Authorities charged Wilson, 64, of Texas, with unlawful entry and she was placed in the custody of D.C. police for processing, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a D.C. police spokesman.

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According to a police report, Wilson threw a painters’ drop cloth on the fence to help her climb, as a part of a diversion, as others in her protest group tried to chain themselves to the fence.

The group reportedly was protesting the detention of suspected terrorists at a U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

 
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