Donald Trump inauguration live updates: Heavy security deployed in Washington ahead of swearing-in

About 28,000 security personnel, roadblocks, street barricades and dump trucks laden with sand are part of the security cordon around 3 square miles (8 square km) of central Washington.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 20, 2017 5:20 pm

Donald Trump, Trump, Trump inauguration, Trump Inauguration LIVE, Donald Trump inauguration LIVE, US President, President of the united states, trump white house, Trump takes charge, New US president, Trump news, Trump capitolPresident-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attend a pre-Inaugural “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (Source: AP)

President-elect Donald Trump will take oath as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday. The Republican will succeed Democrat Barack Obama, who served two terms as the President of the nation, on Friday at noon, local time, (10.00 pm IST). Meanwhile, heavy security has been deployed in Washington ahead of Trump’s inauguration as thousands of people have descended on the streets of New York to express their displeasure with his coming administration. Approximately 900,000 people, including both Trump supporters and opponents, are expected to assemble on Washington’s streets for the inauguration ceremony.

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Energised Trump supporters flock Washington for the inaugural festivities, with some wearing red hats emblazoned with his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

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A blanket of security has been deployed as dump trucks, police cars and National Guard soldiers man street corners in the city’s downtown.

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US citizens have started making their way through downtown Washington and onto the National Mall eager to catch a glimpse of the inauguration

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Opponents of Donald Trump have been angered by his comments during the election campaign about illegal immigrants, women, and Muslims along with his pledges to scrap Obamacare and build a wall on the Mexican border.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio had said, “Donald Trump may control Washington, but we control our destiny as Americans.”

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A night before the inauguration, politicians and celebrities such as Mayor Bill de Blasio and actor Alec Baldwin took to the streets. Baldwin trotted out the Trump parody he performs on “Saturday Night Live.”

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Thousands of people turned out in New York the night before the inauguration for a rally at the Trump International Hotel and Tower, and then marched a few blocks from the Trump Tower where the businessman lives.