2021-01-19

The atmosphere is tense! On the day of the rehearsal for Biden’s inauguration, the Capitol was suddenly blocked

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China News Service, January 19 According to foreign media reports, on the 18th local time, the U.S. Capitol and the adjacent Senate and House office buildings were blocked for one hour due to a small fire nearby.

Reported that a fire broke out in a homeless camp about 1.6 kilometers away from the U.S. Capitol building and was subsequently extinguished.

The atmosphere is tense! On the day of the rehearsal for Biden’s inauguration, the Capitol was suddenly blocked

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p >The picture shows the National Guard members on duty outside the Capitol on January 18. Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong

On the morning of the 18th, the U.S. Congressional police closed the passages in and out of the Capitol building and asked people in the building to stay indoors. People participating in the rehearsal of the president’s inauguration on the west side of the building were evacuated from the scene.

The U.S. Capitol Police Department issued a statement saying that the closure of the Capitol is just in case. The US Secret Service also stated on Twitter that the incident did not pose a threat to the public.

The inauguration of President-elect Biden of the United States is scheduled to be held on January 20. After the congressional riots on January 6, Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, was on high alert. High fences were erected around the Capitol, and many roads in the city center were blocked. The Pentagon dispatched 25,000 members of the National Guard to participate in the inauguration security work.