The current US President Donald Trump on the evening of Monday, January 11, announced the introduction of a state of emergency in Washington and sent federal aid to the authorities of the American capital to ensure security ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden. This is reported by Reuters, citing a statement from the White House.
It is noted that the emergency regime will last from 11 to 24 January 2021.
The introduction of the emergency regime will allow the federal authorities to allocate funds to provide assistance to the capital in an accelerated manner.
Earlier, on January 7, the US Congress approved the election of Democrat Joseph Biden as President of the United States. The meeting was held amid protests in Washington, when Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building and caused riots.
There were clashes with police, during which dozens of people were injured on both sides. Four people were killed in the riots, and later died a seriously injured police officer. After the incident, the Democrats called for the removal of the Republican from power.
Biden’s inauguration will take place on January 20. On Friday, January 8, Trump announced that he would not be attending the event. On the same day, Biden announced the participation of Vice President Mike Pence in the ceremony.