Capitol Police officers had to tell kids and parents on Tuesday that sledding was prohibited on United States Capitol grounds.
Rules implemented after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks made sledding on the Capitol grounds off limits to residents who try to take advantage of snowy weather. A handful of police officers were on hand to enforce the law on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported.
D.C. residents who were told to pack up their sleds said the cops delivered the news in a kind manner.
“They felt bad about it so they encouraged people to try to reach their member of Congress, because a member of Congress can issue a waiver and then you’re free to sled,” Jessica Zippin, a professional dog walker, said she was told by the police, newspaper reported.
One of the cops The Journal asked about a waiver said she was unaware of any waivers that could be issued to sledders.
“The only thing I know is that in our regulations, sledding is not allowed on the Capitol grounds,” Capitol Police Officer Shennell Antrobus said, The Journal reported.
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