(Reuters) – Washington’s mayor has asked for increased security around the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden after last week’s storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. Describing last week’s assault as an “unprecedented terrorist attack”, Mayor Muriel Bowser said that Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 will require a “different approach” compared to past inaugurations. In her letter, Bowser said the District of Columbia was submitting a request for a “pre-disaster declaration” to allow for federal assistance. Washington remains on high alert ahead of Biden’s inauguration. Trump said last week he would not attend Biden’s inauguration.
Source: Egypt Independent January 11, 2021 10:30 UTC