The Executive Mansion's Permanent Adornment
Washington Times, June 24, 1983
Tourists trying to take pictures of the White House mingle with protesters sitting along the front fence with their signs propped up against the low retaining wall. Beginning July 5, new rules issued by the National Park Service will restrict the size of signs or placards and require them to be placed no closer than three feet from the fence and in "physical contact with a person at all times." The American Civil Libertles Union says it will challenge the rules.