An armed group plans to travel to Washington on Saturday to revolt there if an attempt is made to remove President Trump from office, the channel said. The House of Representatives took the first steps to that end earlier on Monday.
Certainly in Washington there are security problems after Parliament was stormed last Wednesday. Many steps have already been taken or announced there in the run-up to Biden’s inauguration on January 20, after the threats arrived. The National Guard is authorized to provide up to 15,000 men for the ceremony to take place safely.
Washington monument closed to threats
The Washington Memorial will be closed at least until the end of next week due to continued threats from groups involved in the riots around the Capitol last week. The director of national parks and monuments decided to do so.
The National Park Service said in a statement that the threats included preparations and activities during the inauguration of future President Joe Biden. Guided tours are therefore no longer offered since Monday. In addition, roads, parking lots and washrooms in the National Mall, the area between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, may be closed “to protect public safety and the park.”
The mayor of Washington had previously called for additional security measures to be taken when Joe Biden was sworn in. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that she will begin talks with “local, regional and federal partners” to organize better cooperation.
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