Washington DC braces as thousands of National Guard move in for inauguration day

Fences go up and roads and subway stations to close down as inauguration day approaches

The National Guard has started to move into Washington en masse in an attempt to prevent violence in the run up to the inauguration of Joe Biden next week.

As Congress acted to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday and the president urged his supporters to shun violence, the National Guard started to deploy 20,000 troops in the US capital.

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