Toronto Police, Queen’s Park plan to increase security during Biden inauguration

BT Toronto | posted Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2021

In an email statement to CityNews, Toronto Police say while there has been “no identified threat to public safety,” it says it will continue to monitor security issues “not just in Toronto, but around the world, to mitigate the potential risks to public safety.”

“The TPS will have uniformed police officers on patrol throughout the downtown area on Wednesday,” they said.

In a letter sent out on Wednesday, the Legislative Protection Service at Queen’s Park also said security measures are being put in place out of an “abundance of caution.”

It says the increases will be in “police and security presence in the city and Queen’s Park” specifically, citing the recent events in Washington coupled with the Inauguration.

Small rallies broke out in front of the U.S. Consulate in downtown Toronto to show support for President Donald Trump on the day of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States under unprecedented security measures in Washington.

There are still security concerns after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Washington’s city centre is essentially on lockdown with streets blocked, high fencing installed and tens of thousands of National Guard and other law enforcement officers stationed around the area.

Secret Service has also increased security in and around the Capitol a week early in preparation.

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