UPDATED 8:40 AM PT – Saturday, January 16, 2021
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gives an update on the heightened security measures in the nation’s capital.
In a press conference on Friday, Bowser said residents may see a continuance of some security measures after Inauguration Day. Several federal agencies also warned there could be violent rallies around the date of the event.
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— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 15, 2021
“I’m sad about it — I have to tell you — that it looks that way,” Bowser said. “I’m committed to making sure that we get our city back, our visitors, our residents, our workers will be able to get through this city with ease.”
1/16/21: The empty streets of our nation’s capital. pic.twitter.com/fgj52TmXfN
— Jenn Pellegrino OAN ?? (@JennPellegrino) January 16, 2021
Bowser is urging the public not to attend the inauguration ceremony in-person on January 20. Instead, she recommends people access the event online.