National Guard Troops Arrive at Capitol Ahead of Inauguration

Thousands of US National Guard troops were seen arriving at the Capitol in Washington on January 12 after they were deployed to assist local authorities ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

Approximately 6,500 National Guard troops were in Washington as of January 12. The Washington Post reported that up to 15,000 could be deployed by the inauguration. Credit: Maureen Cohen Harrington via Storyful