Inauguration-Goers Line Up For Security Screenings
Spectators heading to Monday’s events are facing tight security. Screening lines in some places stretched a block.
The Secret Service, the lead law enforcement agency for the event, says there are so far no problems to report.
Officials are expecting for far smaller crowds than the record-breaking turnout of 2009. A spokesman for the Metro transit system says 113,000 riders had boarded trains as of 8 a.m. Officials also hope more and earlier signs, and additional metal detectors, will ease congestion.
A few dozen protesters were gathered along the parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue invoking the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s legacy and urging jobs, not war.