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The District of Columbia is home to 25 National Park Service properties, ranging from the big open spaces of the National Mall to small historic homes. Every four years, the NPS is one of the lead agencies coordinating the many moving pieces of the inauguration. This year, demand for permits from groups protesting and celebrating the new president has been unprecedented. We learn about the role NPS plays in allotting space for people to exercise their freedom to peaceably assemble.
- Michael Litterst National Park Service Public Affairs Officer for the National Mall and Memorial Parks
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