posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:42 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Kasey Lee

    Fox News reports that “a massive security presence” during President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has been scheduled due to the recent notification of plans made to “shut down” the nation’s capital with protests.

    With the unhappiness surrounding the results of the election, many Anti-Trump protesters are sure to show up and attempt to ruin this traditional day. The Missouri GOP Senator Roy Blunt, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies suggests that Capitol Hill could have as many as 750,000 demonstrators alone. “No question that on inaugural day, this would be the most appealing target in the world,” says Blunt.

    “We’re planning a series of massive, direct actions that will shut down the inauguration ceremonies and any related celebrations,” a protest group named DisruptJ20 says, “We’re also planning to paralyze the city.” This was reported by Fox News, and seems like a very major threat that security officers will be sure to recognize prior to the presidential inauguration.

    Fox News also reports that “more than three-dozen law enforcement agencies are working together on security and safety plans in anticipation, including the Capitol Police, FBI, Secret Service and National Guard.” It is important for those attending to be safe, and for those protesting to remember to keep it peaceful.

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