FBI Warns of Armed Protests Ahead of Biden Presidential Inauguration

  January 12, 2021   News ID 1499
FBI Warns of Armed Protests Ahead of Biden Presidential Inauguration
The agency said in an internal bulletin that nationwide protests could begin this week, US media reported.

Washington DC, SAEDNEWS, Jan. 12: The FBI, in an internal bulletin, warned of possible armed protests in all 50 states and the US capital in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.

The US Secret Service will begin carrying out its special security arrangements for the January 20 presidential inauguration on Wednesday, almost a week earlier than originally planned, after last week’s deadly violence on Capitol Hill and threats of more protests have raised questions about safety at the ceremony.

In a statement released on Monday, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said that “in light of events of the past week and the evolving security landscape leading up to the inauguration” he had instructed the Secret Service to begin security operations on January 13, instead of January 19.

He added that federal, state, and local agencies “will continue to coordinate their plans and position resources for this important event” (Source: AlJazeera).