Washington DC Under Lockdown Ahead of Inauguration Day

Preventive measures taken due to the security concerns. 

One week ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that Washington, D.C. would be under lockdown in the coming days. “Clearly we are in uncharted waters,” she said. The National Guard was called to occupy the Capitol complex to assure order in the coming days, with an expected total of about 21,000 troops now deployed. 

The FBI has publically warned lawmakers and the American public that they have intelligence on armed protests that are being planned at all 50 state capitols and Washington, D.C. Citizens are being asked to not attend the upcoming inauguration. Airbnb has canceled all reservations in the Washington metro area for the next week and hotels are also being urged by officials to close down this week. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the safety of all the residents of Washington, D.C. in the coming days. 
  • That God would give the members of the National Guard wisdom on how to maintain security at the Capitol.
  • For the Lord to preserve the unity of the nation. 

Sources: AP, NY Times, Fox News


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