Biden inauguration: Red and green 'military zones' set up, major bridges between DC and VA will be closed

After the Capitol riots that occurred on January 6 saw Trump supporters breach the government area leading to fatalities, it is certain that security for the inaugural will be tight


                            Biden inauguration: Red and green 'military zones' set up, major bridges between DC and VA will be closed
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the US Capitol Building on January 6 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)
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While President Donald Trump has been impeached twice, President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on January 20. After the Capitol riots that occurred on January 6 saw Trump supporters breach the government area leading to fatalities, it is certain that security for the inaugural will be tight.

According to reports, the streets of Washinton DC are being prepped with what's been called a "military zone". Sites like The Gateway Pundit reporting the news have already been circulated around Twitter, with other sites such as American Conservatives also picking up the story.

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National Guard members deploy near the White House as peaceful protests are scheduled against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on June 6, 2020, in Washington, DC (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

How it looks in DC right now?

The reports reveal that the two zones — green and red — have been "established" and that some bridges coming into the city will be closed. A tweet by Newsmax on January 16 read, "Washington DC remains locked down with barricades and thousands of National Guard troops, @LyndsayMKeith reports. http://nws.mx/tv." The person speaks of how the city is being prepared for lockdown as along with fencing, blocks of government vehicles parked are being used as barricades, according to the video in the tweet.

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RSBN also tweeted, "Here’s a look at DC right now. Massive street closures, barricades up at every block, and what appears to be some type of security checkpoint. These are set up around the area. #DC #Trump #BREAKING #Security @brianglenntv." Another report claimed that National Guard Troops have also been authorized to use "lethal force".

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The article mentions that the DC National Guard had said that troops under its command can carry weapons in an issued statement on Wednesday, January 13. There will be reportedly 20,000 troops being deployed to keep security tight. Other closures that are reportedly going to be closed include The Washington Monument, National Mall, and some metro stations downtown.

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People are also tweeting about closures with one tweet reading, "Jaw-dropping — more bridges closing from VA to DC." The tweet featured a text message that explains the different bridges that be closed such as Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and Arlinton Memorial Bridge.


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A list was released by the Secret Service, according to reports, which speak of the checkpoints and zones. The document describes the Red Zone as, "Vehicle traffic restricted to authorized vehicles only with proper vehicle placard" and the Green Zone as, "Vehicle traffic restricted to residents or businesses within the restricted area and National Guard Personnel will be assisting with verifying traffic entering into the Green Zone."

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According to tweets, airports too have increased security. One user wrote, "Extra security for flights coming into DC: I boarded a flight from LGA to DC a moment ago. At the gate, a TSA agent checked (again) all passenger IDs against boarding passes. Homeland Security officer w/ a dog was standing beside the door and said, Yes, this is for inauguration."

Another tweeted an article about how airlines are also banning guns in luggage that can be checked from Just The News. Yet another user added, "I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve had to clear a police/national guard checkpoint to get to my office in DC. Security measures are now extensive and span far back from the Capitol."

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