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Security Ramped Up For Inaguration Day

Posted by wlpo on January 21, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Spectators at inauguration events should prepare for tight security, long lines and downtown road closures.

Inauguration-goers will be screened at security checkpoints, but officials hope that additional metal detectors and staff will help ease the congestion. There are flight restrictions in the skies over Washington and extra security on the waterways. There’s also a long list of prohibited items, including glass containers, large signs and bicycles.

Protesters are expected at various spots along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route. A small group of anti-abortion demonstrators picketed near the White House on Sunday.

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