WASHINGTON – Well before the concrete blocks and double row of tall fences that ring the United States Capitol, National Guard troops with automatic weapons check vehicles.
They are under strict orders to take no chances.
The inauguration of former vice-president Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States will take place amid the tightest security in living memory.
Referring to the storming of the US Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters on Jan 6, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser told a press conference on Friday (Jan 15): “We saw white extremists storm the Capitol building who were trained and organised. We all have to think about a new posture.”