In a visible show of force thousands of armed National Guard troops are stationed in the nation’s capital.
Source: CBS, How DHS plans to secure the Biden Inauguration
Small groups – some armed – gather in US cities, amid tight security before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Source: BBC US & Canada, Biden inauguration: Fortified US statehouses see scattered protests
Many states are taking additional security precautions, bracing for potentially violent protests in their capitals.
Source: CBS, States prepare for violence ahead of Inauguration Day
Thinktank adds to pressure on PM from opposition to extend £20-a-week universal credit uplift
Boris Johnson cannot claim to be “levelling up” the UK if he persists with a planned cut in universal credit for 6 million families, an influential thinktank has said, as pressure mounts on the prime minister over the issue from within his own party.
The Resolution Foundation joined opposition parties, anti-poverty campaigners and many Conservative MPs in urging the government to extend the £20-a-week uplift introduced during the first wave of the pandemic.
Source: The Guardian Politics, Scrap benefits cut to stop millions falling into poverty, Boris Johnson told
Security measures put in place for Wednesday’s Biden-Harris Inauguration may make Washington resemble a city which belongs in another country.
Source: CBS, Preparing for an inauguration day like no other
DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli outlines the rules of engagement for National Guard troops deployed in the Capital.
Source: CBS, National Guard rules of engagement