Suara.com – After taking the oath of office as 46th President of the United States (US), Joe Biden arrived safely at the White House, which was guarded by more than 25,000 soldiers, and without the hundreds of thousands of spectators that usually crowd the four-yearly ritual.
The unprecedented precaution ensures President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are safe from the incident at an inauguration ceremony outside the US Congress building, the Capitol, Wednesday (20/1/2021) local time.
Reporting from Among who quotes Reuters, two weeks ago a mob attacked the Capitol building to prevent Congress from declaring Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory.
However, these efforts ended in failure.
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After exiting the Capitol in a slow motorcade, Biden quickly continued on his way and reached the last block from the Treasury to the White House, unexpectedly greeting several invited guests as well as journalists along the way.
“Just days after the mob rioted in the Capitol and they thought they could use violence to silence the people’s will, stop our democracy work, it didn’t happen. It will never happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not forever,” said Biden in his inaugural address on the Capitol.
Several right-wing extremist groups have vowed to disrupt Biden’s inauguration after the January 6 attacks, but only widespread protests surfaced on Wednesday.
Outside Union Station, the city’s car terminal, National Guard armed with rifles stood behind a barbed-wire fence that closed Capitol Hill.
A small group of protesters stood outside the security bounds. “If Joe Biden wants to take America to hell, go ahead!” one of the protesters shouted through the loudspeaker.
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Elsewhere in the city center, protester Gordon Diehl said he was disappointed that more people were not leaving. “Expect to see more Trump supporters at least, keep fighting or something,” said the Michigan resident.
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