"No cans, no bags larger than 4 by 6 by 8. No fruit!"
officer in camouflage at security checkpoint at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
"She frisked me completely. I was wondering if she would look in my underwear. It's not thrilling, but I expected it."
protester Penny Timbers, 62, a federal employee who lives in Falls Church, describing her experience at a security checkpoint
"Hello, I'm Commander Hilton Burton, from the Metropolitan Police Department. The Metropolitan Police Department has established barriers at Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street. If you cross that police line, you will be arrested. Thank you."
"The last time I was here, you could run around and take pictures of Clinton and Gore. It was a joyful thing. This down here looks like an occupied country."
Carol Betts of Washington, as officers ordered Pershing Park cleared about 1 p.m.
"It was a sharp-eyed officer. It was great work, and that's what we like to see -- on days like this especially."
U.S. Capitol Police spokesman Michael Lauer, on the arrest of Richard C. Weaver, who has penetrated the security bubble around six U.S. presidents. He was stopped shortly before 10 a.m. near the House-side entrance to the Capitol.
"That's so awesome. That's crazy. I've never seen a sniper before. I don't know if I can zoom in."
Lena Seikaly, 18, of Falls Church, as she snapped pictures of one on a rooftop near 15th and Pennsylvania
"It struck home coming here how important this is to the United States."
Clackamas County (Ore.) Sheriff's Deputy Carl Weldon, on his first trip to Washington, guarding the parade risers near Pennsylvania and F