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Al Jazeera 13 Jan 2021

Security boosted in US Capitol ahead of Biden swearing-in

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Security has been beefed up in Washington, DC as incoming President Joe Biden's inauguration looms on January 20.
Social media is rife with talk that a repeat of the January 6 violence could take place.
Then, supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump burst into the Capitol building to disrupt Electoral College proceedings and five people died in the ensuing riot.
National Guard forces have been moved into positions around the capital.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC, the US.


In the aftermath of Capitol riots, Washington DC is preparing for Joe Biden's inauguration with extreme security measures.
The US Secret Service has overall command, but this time they are supported by an increased mix of forces, including the DC Metropolitan Police Department and the National Guard.
Around 25,000 troops are deployed on the streets of Washington today to guard the Capitol where the ceremony to swear in President-elect Biden is taking place.
Pro-Trump rioters clashed with police in the US Capitol as Congress is certifying Joe Biden's election.
While US begins a new political chapter tomorrow with the inauguration of Joe Biden, the country has tightened its security presence even in state capitals, ahead of the scaled-down ceremony. That for fears of further violence or protests by angry Trump supporters. Lansing, MI is one of the cities on high alert, but with a population of just over 150,000 it is not the obvious choice for a capital, but it has been at the centre of threats, as FRANCE 24's Alissa Caverley reports from Lansing.
Security is on high alert in Washington, D.C. and at state capitol buildings across the U.S. ahead of Wednesday's presidential inauguration. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion reports from the White House, and CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN's Lana Zak with more details about the security cues officials are getting from intelligence bulletins.

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