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Supporters in Capitol React to Biden’s Inauguration, Amid Heavy Security

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Supporters in Capitol React to Biden’s Inauguration, Amid Heavy Security

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WASHINGTON—As Joe Biden took the oath to serve as the 46th president of the United States, some of his supporters showed up at the Capitol to celebrate in person, despite the area being highly militarized and fortified. There were multiple layers of fencing around the Capitol and the White House, as well as security checkpoints. Authorities were worried that the violence and unrest during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach could be repeated again. The Capitol area still appeared largely abandoned, with small groups of supporters gathering along the surrounding streets. In one section, a local bar played Biden’s inaugural speech live as a small crowd of supporters and media stopped to listen. “I’m extremely excited to be at least part of something small,” Nicole Lee told The Epoch Times. “It’s a huge thing but I don’t get to be there [inside].” Lee, who came out with her family to show support for …

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