Unusual photos from the U.S. Parliament: The Army is asleep on the Capitol

Updated January 14, 2021 at 3:40 pm

After the storm hit the U.S. Capitol, the Parliament building was greatly enhanced security measures. Heavily armed national guards walk through the corridors of democracy – or take naps on the floor. (MSc / dpa / afp)




After the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, security measures at Parliament were greatly strengthened. Thousands of National Guard soldiers were deployed around the US Congress on Wednesday.

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But in between, men and women also need a comfortable job. And so it came to unusual pictures: dozens of emergency services lying in halls …

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… and the corridors of the Capitol building and in the visitor center connected directly to the ground and slept or …

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… read on cell phone.

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Apparently, there was no suitable accommodation option for reservists in uniforms equipped with assault rifles.

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According to media reports, the FBI of the Federal Police has warned of the potential for new violent clashes over Joe Biden’s swearing in as President on Jan.20.

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Up to 15,000 National Guard troops are to be deployed to support the rest of the security forces until Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday at the Capitol.

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Where the National Guard now sleeps, the Capitol police service is usually almost exclusively active.

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Outgoing US President Donald Trump has called on his supporters to march to Congress in a fiery speech in order to prevent Biden’s election victory from final confirmation by Parliament.

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Five people were killed in the violent attack. So that it doesn’t happen again, the National Guard is now on site.

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