“Can take the Capitol again”: Now Trump’s mob also wants to disrupt Biden’s inauguration – politics

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On January 20th, Democrat Joe Biden is to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States at the Capitol in Washington. Like every inauguration of a new president, this is also considered a “National Security Special Event” – an event with the highest level of security.

But after the violent storming of the Capitol by radical supporters of the elected President Donald Trump last Thursday, fears are mounting that the swearing-in of his successor and his vice-president Kamala Harris could also be disrupted. US media and experts quoted after the disturbing events from online groups of right-wing extremist Trump fans who are planning a new escalation of violence – either on January 20 itself or in the days before.

“Trump WILL be sworn in for a second term on January 20th!”, It said about the day after the storming of the Capitol in a post in the fan forum “TheDonald.win”. “We must not let the communists win. And if we have to torch DC for that. ”

In online forums there is talk of a “Million Militia March”, a march of the militias to disrupt the inauguration of Biden. According to the “New York Times”, Trump supporters agree on carpooling and overnight accommodations around Washington – and discuss which weapons they should bring with them, baseball bats or even better assault rifles.

“We have stormed the building before, we can take it again,” the newspaper quotes one of the Trump supporters, who celebrate the storm of the Capitol as a success and want to use the swearing-in ceremony for new unrest.

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Organizers and authorities face the risk of exposing Biden, his Vice President Harris, former US presidents, as well as members of parliament and other high-ranking guests to the anger and violence of a mob of Trump supporters at the inauguration, with even stronger security measures than the highest rating already provides .

“There will be very extensive reviews of events and changes to strengthen security,” said Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is a member of the parliamentary organizing committee for the inauguration, the broadcaster “CBS News”.

Biden has full confidence in the security forces

Shortly after the storm on the Capitol, in which the security forces seemed helpless and were exposed to severe criticism, a powerful, supposedly insurmountable fence was built around the area around the Capitol. This is routine when a US president is sworn in. The fence is supposed to stay there for at least 30 days.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser extended the state of emergency imposed on the day of the Capitol Storm by 15 days with heightened security measures until January 21, the day after Biden and Harris were sworn in. More than 6,000 national guards are said to be in the city.



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