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US closes landmarks for inauguration | Goulburn Post



The US capital has continued to boost security by shutting down access to iconic landmarks and erecting vehicle checkpoints at a security perimeter surrounding central Washington before President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration. Presidential inaugurations are always tightly secure events with operations led by the US Secret Service, but this year’s measures have been amped up after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 in a bid to prevent the final certification of Biden’s victory. Law enforcement officials have warned of threats and armed groups in all 50 states. The National Park Service said Friday it was immediately closing the National Mall and iconic US landmarks in Washington to visitors through at least…

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