Cops Use Mobile Booking Stations At Trump Inauguration

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Washington D.C. police have set up mobile booking stations to hand mass arrests on the day of President Elect Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20.
Trump's inauguration has been mired with controversy, with many artists and celebrities refusing to perform or attend. While artists who agreed to perform faced backlash online.
Singers such as Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Church and DJ Moby all publicly rejected invitations to perform.  Other artists like Jennifer Holliday and Bruce Springsteen cover band, The B Street Band, pulled out of performing.
Country singers Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, rock groups 3 Doors Down and The Piano Guys, DJ RaviDrum and The Frontmen of Country featuring Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart and Richie McDonald have all been announced as performers by the Inaugural Committee.
Keith's publicist, Elaine Schock issued a statement on his behalf, defending his decision. "I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military," it said, noting the artist’s previous performances for George W. Bush, Barack Obama and the USO.
Actor Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie's father, will be attending but not performing, according to USA Today.

At the swearing-in, Jackie Evancho, 16, will be singing the National Anthem. Evancho placed second on the reality competition show, America's Got Talent in 2010.
Although the swearing-in ceremony usually features a reading of a poem, no poem is listed on the official program.
Trump will only be attending Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls and the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball after the ceremony.
So it comes as no surprise that local law enforcement are expecting large amount of protests on the day of Trump's swearing-in. TMZ reports that police working the inauguration were trained to handle mass arrests and chaos. As a further measure, booking stations will be set up around D.C.
The stations will allow cops to book, issue citations and release demonstrators they detain. If a protestor commits assault, battery or worse, they will be taken to jail. Though there is a risk of lockup facilities becoming overwhelmed with detainees.
The National Guard is expected to contribute 5,000 people, while there will be 3,000 cops on hand.  
Sources: TMZ, USA Today / Photo credit: Wikipedia

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