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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris sworn in as inauguration proceeded safely with no security issues
ByHarshal 21 Jan 2021 07:27 AM 35
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Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in Washington, two weeks after President Donald Trump’s loyal rioter besieged the Capitol.

   

Law enforcement officials safely managed the event guarding officials against the threat from outside and insider attacks. Officials monitored all members and militia groups.

There were a few arrests made but no major or serious obstacles in the city during Biden's inauguration ceremony.

Biden addressed the nation, "Here we stand just days after a riotous mob thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people, to stop the work of our democracy, to drive us from this sacred ground. It did not happen. It will never happen, not today, not tomorrow, not ever. Not ever."

After the riots that killed five on Jan. 6, the Secret Service improved the security for the inauguration early, locked the nation's capital. More than 25,000 troops and police were on duty. The National Mall was closed. Checkpoints were set up at intersections.

Hours before the inauguration event, the federal agents monitored "concerning online chatter," which included an array of threats against elected officials and discussions about ways to infiltrate the inauguration, the official said.


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