After two decades, 5200 US troops have been deployed to war-affected Iraq, 2500 Afghanistan, but twice as many troops have been stationed in the capital Washington DC. In January 20 there is a ceremony of newly elected President Joe Biden. In it, security and intelligence agencies are expressing the possibility of any level of violence by Trump supporters. Because of this, the capital of America looks like a military cantonment. According to the National Guard, a reserve organization of the Army and Air Force, 15000 soldiers have been deployed so far. By Wednesday, this number will be increased to 25 thousand. Preparations have been made in the wake of the January 6 violence in the US Parliament House Capitol and threats of attack by supporters of current President Donald Trump.
The areas around Capitol Hill and the White House in particular are closed to ordinary citizens. Here 8 feet high iron barricades are built. The FBI has feared that there may be an attack from within the crowd at the ceremony. Soldiers are being trained separately to identify the suspects. On Sunday and Monday, Trump supporters performed in small groups at several venues. Many of them had rifles in their hands.
According to experts, 160 years after Biden’s presidential inauguration ceremony at the Capitol is seen with so much security and tension. In 1861, in the midst of the civil war, Abraham Lincoln took office, with troops stationed at every corner. Many wanted to kill or kidnap them.
AirBNB has discontinued its services in Washington. AirBnB said that many people who booked the room were suspected of being part of a hate group. They stopped booking to reduce the possibility of violence like the Capitol Building. Several hotels in New York City have closed, including Starbucks. Companies fear that their establishments may suffer performance losses.