President Trump approves emergency declaration in Washington DC ahead Joe Biden's inauguration
The days ahead Joe Biden’s inauguration, still active U.S. president Donald Trump approved emergency declaration and federal assistance for Washington D.C.
On Sunday, Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser sent a request for a federal emergency declaration amid the protest moods in the country. The request comes in the fear of the warning by the FBI that the right-wing protests may sweep throughout all 50 states ahead the inauguration.
At the press-conference on Monday mayor Bowser urged the Americans to avoid attending Washington D.C. for the inauguration, saying "if I'm scared of anything, it's for our democracy, because we have very extreme factions in our country that are armed and dangerous".
“Our goals right now are to encourage Americans to participate virtually and to protect the District of Columbia from a repeat of the violent insurrection.”
In her letter seeking the president’s approval, she said: “Based on recent events and intelligence assessments, we must prepare for large groups of trained and armed extremists to come to Washington DC."