Washington: The security at the US Congress has been increased after an alert was received of a possible attack by the supporters of former US President Donald Trump. Owing to this alert, the Congress session, scheduled to start on Thursday, also was cancelled. In January, five people had died, and many had been injured in the violence perpetrated by Trump’s supporters.
The units of the National Guard have already been deployed in the capital Washington and the area near the Congress, following the violent incident in January. Washington police informed that despite this, additional forces are being deployed from 4th to 6th March. The police informed that no one has permission to hold protests on Thursday and thereafter. The US intelligence agencies warned that the supporters of Trump, belonging to the groups with aggressive rightist ideology and based on conspiracy theory, could attack the US Congress. The investigating agencies and senators had accused that the security arrangements at the US Congress and the surrounding areas were not adequate at the time of the violence on 6th January. The security agencies clarified that this is the reason the security has been beefed up in the area.
During the January incident, the agitators had directly reached the Congress halls. Therefore, many Congressmen, including former Vice President Mike Pence, had to be evacuated from Congress under tight security. Taking all this background into account, the House of Representatives of the Congress announced the session’s postponement to start on Thursday. Steny Hoyer, leader of the Democrat party, revealed this information in the House of Representatives. A few days ago, Former President Donald Trump had indicated to his supporters during a public function that he could run for President once again in 2024.