- There is tension in the United States of America ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration
- President Donald Trump has taken steps to avert any major set back to the inauguration scheduled for January 20
- The FBI has revealed how extremist groups in the country are planning to disrupt the event
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United States president, Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Washington DC.
The declaration, according to Yahoo News, was issued on Monday, January 11, over security reports of possible plots to attack the Capitol building ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration scheduled for January 20.
Trump’s declaration will enable the federal authorities to coordinate with local authorities in providing assistance if any emergency occurs.
Daily Mail reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has alerted its agents about likely plans by groups to hold uprisings at capitols in all 50 states ahead of Inauguration Day, particularly if Trump is removed from office before Biden enters the White House.
According to the warning by the FBI in an internal memo, a group has called for the storming of state, local, and federal government buildings, as well as courthouses if Trump is removed from office.
Both federal and state authorities are preparing for more violence after the recent attack on the Capitol building which left five people dead.
Security reports stated that right-wing extremists are encouraging marches and protests ahead of the inauguration day.
Meanwhile, in a new twist to the attack on Capitol Hill, the US House has passed a resolution seeking the removal of President Donald Trump under the 25th Amendment.
The resolution was made during the House sitting on Tuesday, January 12, in what appeared to be a largely symbolic act leading to the impeachment of the president for the second time.
The non-binding resolution, which passed at 223-205, saw members of the House overwhelmingly split along party belts, with only one Republican backing the move, Aljazeera reports.