A Million People Expected at Washington on Trump’s Swearing-in
US capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected on Donald Trump’s inauguration.
More than 50 lawmakers are planning to boycott Friday’s inauguration day, two days before Donald Trump takes office, as President.
Additionally, Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday, as the US capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in.
Police have forecast that some 900,000 people, both supporters and opponents, will flood Washington for the inauguration ceremony, which includes the swearing-in on the steps of the US Capitol and a parade to the White House along streets thronged with onlookers.
But Trump, for his part, is confident about his capabilities.
I have had a lot of briefings that are very…I don’t want to say ‘scary’ because I’ll solve the problems, but we have some big enemies out there in this country […] very big and, in some cases, strong enemies.Donald Trump
(With inputs from NBC News and Reuters)
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