'Biden Supporters' Replaced with 200,000 Flags on National Mall for Inauguration Day
Field of Flags organized by Presidential Inaugural Committee for 'those who can't attend'
Washington D.C. will be filled with 200,000 flags to replace the "many" Joe Biden "supporters" who will be "unable to travel" to the capital for Inauguration Day.
Instead, the elusive "crowds" of Biden fans will be replaced with a "Field of Flags" on the National Mall.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee organized the display ahead of Wednesday's event.
The display echoes the “America United” theme chosen for inauguration week, according to the committee.
It features 191,500 U.S. flags and 56 pillars of light.
The light display was chosen to symbolize every U.S. state and territory.
The committee told the Associated Press the theme reflects the beginning of a new national journey as well as being a way of paying regard to those forced to stay away due to the coronavirus.
Alexandra Jaffe, a national political reporter for the AP, said the artwork will be overcast by fences and armed guards protecting the area for the event.
As Breitbart reported, D.C. remains locked down with street and bridge closures dominating the city.
“Core areas” of the National Mall are regarded as out of bounds to potential guests and observers, according to Breitbart.
While permitted demonstrations will be allowed in on the day to take up “designated locations,” they will be “limited in number, and participants will be screened prior to entry and escorted to their permitted location, in addition to other safety-related requirements.”
Thousands of National Guard troops are now in the city in the wake of the January 6 Capitol protest.
However, the FBI is now expected to vet the 25,000 troops to allay any security concerns.
”We’re continually going through the process, and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation,” Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told the Associated Press.
Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has claimed that National Guard troops should be considered "suspects" of a potential "insider attack" if they voted for President Donald Trump.