Armed Protests ahead of Biden's Inauguration: FBI warns

Security has been beefed up in the capital, Washington, D.C., following the January 6 attack on the Congress building.

There are growing fears that last week's attack on the US Congress by extremist supporters of President Trump could be the starting point for a series of possible armed and violent attacks, and that these attacks will continue until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. There are concerns.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told on Monday it was reviewing evidence that some groups and individuals may have incited violence or criminal activity during the transition. The FBI said in a statement that although the agency does not generally comment on specific intelligence, it is assisting its federal and local law enforcement partners.

The FBI has also issued an alert for possible violence in Washington and 50 other states. Copies of the alert were first obtained by ABC News and Yahoo News.

According to the FBI alert, the federal agency has received information about a well-known armed group that is preparing to leave for Washington on January 16. The agency warned that if Congress tried to remove the incumbent president under the 25th Amendment, there could be huge resistance.

The FBI has warned that the militant group is threatening to attack state, local and federal buildings. Other government agencies are also taking steps to increase security, while avoiding comment on specific threats.

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that it was instructing the US Secret Service, which is tasked with securing the president, to begin security arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. Will start six days before the scheduled event. Homeland Security attributed the change to the events of the past week and the changing security situation.

Earlier on Monday, the US National Guard said it had allowed 15,000 of its personnel to provide security for the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. National Guard officials say 6,200 personnel from six states have been sent to Washington to help civilian officials in the wake of last Wednesday's incidents.

President Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol Hill on January 6 as President-elect Joe Biden was being elected. Demands for impeachment intensify, President Trump agrees to transfer power. Raids, vandalism and riots on Capitol Hill killed five people, including a woman and a police officer, and detained dozens.

The National Guard has a history of assisting in presidential swearing-in ceremonies. In 2016, 8,000 National Guard personnel were stationed at President Trump's inauguration. The U.S. National Park Service, citing violence, announced Monday that it was closing the Washington Monument to the public from Jan. 11 until the swearing-in ceremony.

According to the National Park Services, the National Mall and its adjoining roads may also be closed in the coming days.

Declaration of state of emergency

In addition, the White House announced Monday that President Trump has signed a state of emergency order for Washington that will remain in effect for four days after the inauguration.

This development has paved the way for federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take all the steps they deem necessary to provide emergency assistance.

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