Washington D.C Mayor Says Fourth of July Celebration Emptied Security Funds

It certainly was a different July Fourth celebration in Washington D.C. It also cost a lot of money. 

The event and the protests surrounding it appears to have cost the Washington government approximately $1.7 million dollars. It also bankrupted the city's fund for security, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The Emergency Planning and Security Fund will be bankrupt by end of the 2019 and will be more than $6 million over budget.

Bowser requested that the Trump administration commit to fully reimbursing the fund, which provides for public safety at events in DC and response support to terrorist threats or attacks in the district, and accommodates requests from the US Secret Service.

Source: USA TODAY 

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