Inauguration Security and Protests

January 16, 2013 - 4:33 AM
FILE - This Jan. 18, 2009 file photo shows workers installing security barricades near Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington as preparations continue for the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. Tea Party fervor has crested and waned in the last four years, Occupy encampments are long gone from parks in the nation’s capital and the crowd for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration figures to be significantly smaller than the record-breaking turnout of 2009. But spectators can nonetheless expect the customary tight security, including street closures and metal detectors, long associated with the event _ not to mention protesters advocating assorted causes. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)