After the American Huishan riots
The wind is blowing, and the atmosphere is tense.
Pence appeared in the Capitol
Condolences and instruct the National Guard
After the violent impact on the U.S. Congress, the atmosphere in Washington continued to be tense. On the 14th local time, the reporter of the station personally experienced the scene, Washington, D.C., stepped up the guard, and the National Guard soldiers changed their defense.
On the evening of the 14th local time, U.S. Vice President Pence unexpectedly appeared at the Capitol to express his condolences and instruct the National Guard to ensure the safety of the new president’s inauguration.
This is Pence’s first appearance in the Capitol since the riots in the United States Congress. On the 20th, Pence is expected to attend Biden’s inauguration.
According to CNN, more than 20,000 National Guard members will be deployed to Washington in the 20th, more than three times as many as the United States currently stationed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
Fence the Capitol
Washington is on tight alert, like a big enemy.
On the evening of the 14th, the fence was raised overnight outside the west side of the Capitol. There was no fence on the outside of the Capitol, and a 2.4-meter-high fence was added after the impact on the Capitol. Now, in preparation for the inauguration of the next president, the fence has been raised to 3.6 meters overnight.
In Washington, metal fences can be seen everywhere around important buildings. In addition to the fence, many blocks have been blocked, and many roads near the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court are closed to traffic.
Several foreign media described Washington, D.C. as the “green zone” of Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The “Green Zone” established by the U.S. military after the Iraq War in 2003 is located in the center of Baghdad. It is heavily guarded and heavily guarded. It is surrounded by high concrete walls. Special passes and layers of security checks are required for access.
And now Washington is also popular, like facing a big enemy.
Military personnel and police
Suspected of involvement in violence in Congress
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin in Washington, D.C., revealed at a press conference on January 15 local time that the authorities are investigating an increasing number of law enforcement officials suspected of participating in last week’s Capitol Hill riots. If there is evidence that they have been involved in criminal activities, they will be prosecuted and arrested.
It is reported that the demonstrators who violently impacted Congress on the 6th of this month included active or retired military personnel and police.
According to the Capitol Hill, a few days after the violent impact on Congress, the U.S. Department of Defense is intensifying its efforts to detect and eliminate extremism within the U.S. military.
According to the report, a senior Defense Department official said that the number of U.S. troops supporting extremist views has increased significantly in the past year, and there has been a similar increase in far-right activities in society. He also said: “Some groups actively try to recruit military personnel to participate in their activities or encourage their members to join the U.S. military to gain skills and experience.”
The military is reportedly taking additional measures to screen National Guard contingents who provided security during the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Biden.
Strengthen vigilance across the United States
In case of violent shock
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement have warned that large-scale violent protests may occur again in 50 states and Washington, D.C. At present, security control measures are being deployed intensively throughout the United States.
The National Park Service said that the closure of the National Mall in Washington is expected to reopen the day after the inauguration ceremony.
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.
Ohio Governor DeVine also announced on the 14th that all government departments in the state capital Columbus will close from 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.
According to NBC, many members of Congress are even worried about being murdered and considering buying bulletproof vests because of suspicion that some colleagues were involved in the violent impact on Capitol Hill.