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USA: Thousands of troops guard Capitol as DC ramps up security for Biden's inauguration02:30

USA: Thousands of troops guard Capitol as DC ramps up security for Biden's inauguration

United States, Washington DC
January 15, 2021 at 00:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

US National Guard, fences, barricades and heavy police presence could be seen securing the US Capitol on Thursday ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden.

The National Guard is expected to send over 21,000 troops from around the US to scale up security on Inauguration Day on January 20, with seven thousands of soldiers reportedly already in DC.

Security is on high alert across the country as the FBI has warned about possible attacks on state capitals after the US Capitol storming last week.

The ceremony will be held at the same location at the US Capitol where pro-Trump protesters broke in.

USA: Thousands of troops guard Capitol as DC ramps up security for Biden's inauguration02:30
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US National Guard, fences, barricades and heavy police presence could be seen securing the US Capitol on Thursday ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden.

The National Guard is expected to send over 21,000 troops from around the US to scale up security on Inauguration Day on January 20, with seven thousands of soldiers reportedly already in DC.

Security is on high alert across the country as the FBI has warned about possible attacks on state capitals after the US Capitol storming last week.

The ceremony will be held at the same location at the US Capitol where pro-Trump protesters broke in.