January 15th local time, CNN reported that the U.S. House Oversight Committee wrote to more than 20 bus line operators, car rental companies and hotels, requesting assistance in identifying and preventing the threat of protests and conflict incidents on the occasion of the inauguration of the new president.
The letter said that the House Oversight Committee hopes that all companies that receive letters can help identify and stop the threat of protests and conflict that continue to exist in Washington, D.C. and other areas in the next few days.
The letter asked these companies to improve security measures and customer inspections, and the companies need to keep all identity information in preparation for future investigations.
These companies are also going to provide Congress with policies currently in place or under development to ensure that the services provided are not used to fuel violence.
To ensure the safety of the inauguration, Washington closes the National Square
In addition, the National Park Service issued a statement on the 15th local time saying that the National Square in Washington, D.C., has been closed to ensure the safety of the inauguration of the new president.
The statement pointed out that only authorized protests can be carried out in designated places. Those permitted protesters need to be screened and accompanied by the U.S. Park Police to the designated place.
Michigan statewide deployment to protect state capitol buildings
Some states in the United States, especially the seat of the state capitol, are also gradually raising the security alert level.
The Michigan Police Department issued a statement on the 15th that it was mobilizing personnel from all over the state to protect Michigan’s state Capitol.
Protesters are expected to be holding protests at the Capitol this weekend, and Michigan police are working with the FBI, the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies to keep the state capitol area safe, the statement said.