National Guard soldiers in the Washington Capitol, January 13, 2021. -
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Washington under high tension.
A week after the riots that rocked the United States Capitol, the authorities do not want to leave anything to chance for the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20.
More than 20,000 National Guard troops will be deployed in the US capital, the Washington police chief said on Wednesday.
The day before, the FBI had alerted to possible gatherings of armed supporters of Donald Trump in Washington and in front of the Capitolises of the 50 American states in the coming days.
Soldiers from the National Guard, the largest reserve force in the United States, have already slept on the floor of the Capitol overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday to protect elected officials of Congress, who are debating a second impeachment against Donald Trump for "inciting insurgency."
Last week, the building was stormed by thousands of Donald Trump supporters as elected officials voted to confirm the election results.
Five people died in the violence, including a police officer.
Airbnb cancels all Washington reservations
Badly prepared last week, the security forces, led by the Secret Service for the inauguration of Biden, do not want to leave anything to chance.
According to an internal FBI report obtained by the ABC channel, “An armed group intends to go to Washington on January 16.
They warned that if Congress attempted to impeach the president via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising would take place.
Twitter, which banned Donald Trump, warned for its part to have detected conversations evoking plans to rally during the week of the inauguration of Joe Biden.
Faced with the risk of violence, Airbnb canceled all reservations in Washington, explaining that it had identified individuals who participated in the attack on the Capitol among its customers.
Joe Biden, he assured that he was "not afraid" to take the oath on the steps of the Capitol.
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