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20 pictures of the 'massive' crowds protesting President Joe Biden's inauguration

Inauguration Day has come and gone, and it looks like the expected protesters got their hands on some invisibility cloaks.

20 pictures of the 'massive' crowds protesting President Joe Biden's inauguration
Cover Image Source: John Hess, a Donald Trump supporter, holds a sign while protesting at the Washington State Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Olympia, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

The US Capitol in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country were under tight security as Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was officially sworn-in as the 46th President of The United States on Wednesday. Following a Trump-incited mob's attack on the Capitol building two weeks ago, the FBI warned of armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols and the Capitol in the days leading up to and including inauguration after it received information about a group calling for "storming" state, local, and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings. Well, Inauguration Day has come and gone, and it looks like MAGA-supporters got their hands on some invisibility cloaks.

Image Source: Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Because how else would you explain these 20 pictures?

1. Just one dude with a flag in New York


According to CNN, Gov. Andrew Cuomo seemingly regretted his decision to not attend the inauguration and remain in Albany in case of unrest. "There was reportedly one protester," Cuomo told reporters. "I just took a look outside, I couldn't find the protester. I could have gone to the inaugural, in retrospect."

2. Someone wearing an "impeach China Joe" hoodie in Pennsylvania


3. And then no one


4. A guy with a pillow in Florida


5. A handful in Michigan


6. All this snow in Minnesota


7. A realist in Montana


8. Captain America in Colorado


9. One Trump supporter who doesn't like Governor Beshear in Kentucky


10. Four for Nevada


11. One peaceful person for Biden in Texas


12. A picnic in Arizona


13. Zilch in Mississippi


14. In California, one guy in a red hat


15. Tennessee: one Trump-supporting veteran watching a man in a gas mask


16. One extremely confused dude in North Carolina


17. In Raleigh: nothing


18. Six people braved the cold in Wisconsin


19. Three walking flags in Nebraska


20. This small hangout session in Georgia



While the expected Trump mob failed to materialize, after the fiasco earlier this month, the FBI wasn't taking any chances. The national guard has been camping at Capitol Hill since the riot after authorities came in for heavy criticism at the ease at which rioters made their way into the building. The security efforts even extended to vetting National Guard members arriving in Washington for the inauguration to rule out the possibility of an "insider threat." Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said Monday that while they have had "no intelligence indicating an insider threat, we are leaving no stone unturned in securing the capital."



Meanwhile, President Biden, in his address to the nation after being inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, said, "Without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness, and fury, No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge. And unity is the path forward." He also acknowledged the massive loss of lives and jobs as a result of the pandemic and noted his commitment to racial justice and the upliftment of the working class while promising to be a "president to all Americans."


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