Since the violent impact on the Capitol on the 6th, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement have issued warnings that large-scale violent protests may occur again in 50 states and Washington, D.C., the capital.
At present, security control measures are being deployed intensively throughout the United States.
Oregon recently announced that all work of the state legislature will be postponed for at least two days from the 18th, and a large number of National Guard and special forces have been deployed to assist in security work.
Oregon is a region with a high incidence of protests. Since December last year, the Oregon State Capitol has been under continuous violent shocks.
In addition, Ohio Governor DeVine also announced on the 14th that all government departments in the state capital Columbus will close on Sunday until the inauguration ceremony on the 20th.
Meanwhile, Michigan police officials announced on the 15th that there was clear information that armed protests would break out in the state capital Lansing on Sunday, and law enforcement agencies were mobilizing more police and troops and were fully prepared.
The governor’s office building in downtown Lansing has been encapsulated with wooden boards, and one-person-high metal fences have been set up around the city hall and the state legislature building.
As of the 14th, the capital Washington has deployed 7,000 National Guard members, and it is reported that the number will rise to 21,000 on the 20th of the inauguration ceremony.
In addition to the tightening deployment of security measures by governments across the United States, many officials have also expressed great concern about their own safety.
According to NBC, many members of Congress are even worried about being murdered and considering buying bulletproof vests because of suspected that some colleagues were involved in the violent impact on Capitol Hill.