US authorities insist on the presence of the National Guard in the capital due to threats to lawmakers

Threats that armed protesters will return to attack the congressional compound are forcing Capitol police and other law enforcement officers to insist on maintaining the presence of thousands of National Guard troops in Washington while the Senate moves forward with the impeachment of ex-President Donald Trump.

Although the inauguration of US President Joseph Biden on January 20 passed without any problems and no armed protests occurred, threats to lawmakers ahead of the Trump trial showed the continuing danger.

According to intelligence agencies, information about possible attacks on members of Congress on the way to and from work appeared on the Internet.

Law enforcement officials are beginning to prepare for the possible return of protesters by February 8, when the impeachment process begins.

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