US to deploy 20,000 troops for Biden inauguration
Published: 05:02 PM, 14 January 2021
The National Guard prepared to deploy at least 20,000 troops in Washington for the January 20 swearing-in of Joe Biden.
The city’s acting police chief Robert Contee announced the figure a week after thousands of supporters of the Republican Trump stormed Congress.
Earlier, about 8,000 National Guard troops were on hand for Trump’s 2016 inauguration, reports Reuters.
It is reported that 15,000 troops have already been deployed in the vicinity of Capitol Hill. A total of 5,000 more will join before the swearing-in program of Joe Biden.