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Preparing For The Worst: National Guard Troops Sleep In Capitol Building Amid Security Increases (Photos)

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Security measures at the U.S. Capitol building and at statehouses across the U.S. have been bolstered in the wake of last week’s riot on Capitol Hill, as more protests are expected from supporters of President Donald Trump ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in a week.

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Defense officials have planned to send as many as 20,000 National Guard troops to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration, equivalent to twice the number of combined troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photos show National Guard troops already filling the halls of the Capitol Wednesday morning ahead of a House vote to impeach Trump for the second time.

Statehouses from Washington to New York are also ramping up security after the FBI reportedly issued a bulletin warning of plans for armed protestors to demonstrate and “storm” government offices in all 50 states if Trump is removed from office or on Biden’s inauguration day, ABC News first reported.

Source: Forbes – Business

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