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The National Guard flooded Washington early days before the inauguration

The US National Guard gathered in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 12, 2021, eight days before the inauguration (photo: Reuters).

A week away from the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, US Federal law enforcement agencies are kicking off a massive security operation against the threat of violence following the electrical hack. Capitol last week.

The inauguration is still proceeded as scheduled with a number of high-security precautions, including increasing the presence of the National Guard and increasing law enforcement of local and sub-national officials. state. President Trump also declared a state of emergency in Washington.

The number of National Guardians to be deployed in Washington during the presidential inauguration has been increased from 15,000 to 20,000 on Wednesday (Jan. 13, US time), about three times the number of US troops currently deployed. Iraq and Afghanistan combined, according to Fox News.

Public access to the inauguration, which has been narrowed as a result of the Wuhan Pneumonia pandemic (COVID-19), will be further restricted. City officials are building a ring around the city center, and barriers around the White House, the National Mall and the Capitol. In order to cross the belt, people will need to provide proof of essential purpose.

“The FBI received information about an identified armed group intending to visit Washington DC on January 16,” a document collected by ABC News said. “They warned that if Congress tries to remove the President through the 25th Amendment, a major uprising will happen.”

Members of the National Guard slept before Democrats began arguing over an impeachment article on US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, on January 13, 2021. (Reuters / Joshua Roberts)

Members of the National Guard sleep before Democrats begin arguing over an impeachment of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, on Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo: Reuters).
Acting US Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said in a statement on Monday that residents would not be allowed to enter Capitol properties during the inauguration.

The Washington Monument is also closed through Jan. 24 due to the “well-established threats to visitors and park resources” surrounding Biden’s inauguration, the National Parks Authority said.

Officials are bolstering the safety of the city days earlier than planned in anticipation of Saturday violence.

Photo of the National Guard in Washington and the Capitol:

Photo: Erin Scott, Reuters.

Photo: Erin Scott, Reuters.

Photo: Erin Scott, Reuters.

Photo: Erin Scott, Reuters.

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