Axios Alerts us that…
In an escalation of inauguration security following the Capitol riot, federal authorities plan to lock down a massive swath of downtown Washington on Wednesday, six days earlier than originally planned.
Why it matters: The earlier shutdown is based on warnings about pre-inauguration demonstrations planned for this weekend in capitals throughout the country, as well as tighter security after the Capitol siege.
Axios has already started softening the language, downgrading the insurrection to merely “riots.”
In cause you’re wondering about the Washington Monument, they are closing it to the Public during the inauguration, too. I guess snipers got first dibs?