Risk of Violence Ahead of Inauguration Day
Intelligence from the FBI indicates that there could be "armed protests" at all 50 state capitols and in Washington D.C. over the next week. There could be another "armed protest" at the United States Capitol.
Security has also been ramped up ahead of the Inauguration Day on January 20.
In September 2020, the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency estimated that the total costs of the inauguration to the D.C. government—including security, parade preparation, and the construction of review stand outside of the White House and John A. Wilson Building—will exceed US$44.9 million.
The report comes after an attack at United States Capitol that left 5 dead.
Following the storming of the Capitol, "non-scalable" seven-foot-high crowd control barriers were installed around the perimeter of the Capitol grounds to prevent disruptions during the inaugural ceremony.