The Washington Secret Service has announced a list of bans that people should not take with them during the planned inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.
The list included preventing a number of prohibited materials from being carried, indicating that these things “could pose risks to public safety.”
And it came in the list:
Air dust (aerosols), ammunition, animals other than service animals, backpacks and bags over 18 inches in size, bicycles, balloons, drones and other unmanned aircraft systems, explosives and firearms, flammable liquids, glass or thermal containers or Metal, laser pointers, pepper spray, recreational motorized navigation devices, selfie sticks, structures and supports for signs and signs, as well as toys in the form of guns, as well as any other items that have been identified as potential safety hazards.
For its part, the “Metro” company announced service modifications to the lines to accommodate the expanded security environment, which will be in effect for the inauguration ceremony from Friday, January 15, until Thursday, January 21.
The company indicated that it “will close 13 stations within the security perimeter, with 11 stations closed on Friday and two additional stations on Saturday, and will continue until the end of service on Thursday.”
She added, “During this period, trains pass through the closed stations without stopping.”
“We are working closely with our regional and federal partners to keep the public safe during the special national security event … while we support law enforcement plans to enhance security, we also maintain essential services for our residents who need work, medical appointments and groceries,” said company general manager Paul J Fedfield. “.
He pointed out that “26 bus lanes will be diverted around the expanded security perimeter, from Friday to Thursday.”
For its part, security forces will place concrete barriers on several intersecting streets along the street near the White House, and police officers will check people coming to the city center.
Mayor Muriel Bowser urged citizens “not to come to the downtown business district, which stretches roughly from east of the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and north to Massachusetts Street. She also urged potential visitors to stay home.”
Officials said, “Many car parks near the Capitol Building and the White House will be closed on Friday, and private parking spaces will be closed in residential buildings near the ceremony site.”
Source: RT + US agencies