Norton wrote a letter to U.S. Capitol Board Chairman Frank Larkin on Wednesday requesting a four-day waiver from the sledding ban, but the police department said it would be enforcing the rules despite the sledding potential. So a number of D.C. residents organized a sled-in, presumably assuming that their kids would have fun and, well, wouldn’t get arrested along the way.
There were hashtags — #sledfreeordie — signs, and of course, lots of sledding.
Norton reported that Capitol police did not stop anyone from sledding. Capitol police have not yet responded to a request for comment.