The regulations, which will stay in place for at least 18 months, limit the size of crowds at the statue and bans weapons at permitted events, the governor said.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, dismissed suggestions that John F. Kelly’s position implied he would have accepted a resolution to the conflict short of abolition.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit to stop the city from taking down the monument. The plaintiffs argued that their First Amendment rights had been violated.
Work to take down the statue began soon after the City Council passed a resolution that called for its immediate removal.
Officials at Washington National Cathedral announced a decision that they said had been made more urgent by the racially tinged violence in Charlottesville, Va.
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