WATCH: Massive Armed National Guard Presence All Over the Capitol in DC, Over 15,000 Plus

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National Guard troops are flooding the U.S. Capitol ahead of the planned inauguration on Jan. 20.

The number of troops being deployed is massive, with reports that there will be from 15,000 to 20,000 protecting the area. According to Fox, that’s three times the number of U.S. troops currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

The inauguration is already largely curtailed because of the Wuhan coronavirus, with a lot of parts being virtual so there wouldn’t be the same number of outdoor events, although the oath of office is expected to be outside. Public access to the inauguration has basically been cut off with fencing going up everywhere and stands being taken down. There will be no public access to the Capitol grounds during the inauguration, acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said on Monday. City officials have established a perimeter throughout downtown, putting up barriers around the White House, the National Mall and the Capitol. In order to travel through the perimeter, people will need to provide proof of what they are doing there.

But the National Guard is just all over the Capitol, in all the halls, even in the visitor’s center and yes, they are all armed.

While there are local guard, they’ve shipped in many more from places like New Jersey.

Obviously, the idea is a massive show of force to discourage anything like happened last Wednesday.

Ton of fencing also going up, far more than ever there was for the BLM protests.

Big BLM/media guy derided the show of force saying it wasn’t anything compared to what they saw during BLM protests (when in fact, it’s far more).

Leftist BLM folks were there, agitating for Congressional members to be expelled while also chanting “America was never great,” seemingly not seeing the irony in their calls as they continue to attacked America and screamed curses at the police.

At critical times over the summer, such as during the Republican National Convention, the Democratic Mayor, Muriel Bowser refused to call in the National Guard to protect Republicans at the event. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and others were assaulted and harassed by BLM and Antifa members.