Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan 20.
The swearing ceremony and the following parade is expected to be attended by nearly 900,000 people, according to news reports. News site Vox estimates that the turnout at Trump’s swearing-in is estimated to be almost the twice as that had been for outgoing President Barack Obama at his swearing-in ceremony in 2008.
Here’s all you need to know about Trump’s inauguration:
Friday, Jan 20
9:30 AM Eastern Standard Time(EST)- At 8 PM Indian time, the ceremony will begin with performances from various American artists. According to news reports, 16-year old Jackie Evancho of the American Idol fame is expected to be a big crowd puller at the inauguration.
11:30 EST- At 10 PM Indian time, the swearing in of Trump and his vice-president Mike Pence will begin. The ceremony will go on until 11 PM. Trump is expected to deliver a short speech once he is sworn-in, which will be his first as US President.
3 PM EST- The US Congress is scheduled to host a lunch in the Capitol after the ceremony, followed by a presidential procession and an inaugural parade which would begin at 1:30 AM Saturday Indian time.
How to watch the swearing in
The historic event will be live streamed on the websites of various American television networks, including C-SPAN, Washington Post and Bloomberg.
You may also want to keep an eye out for the live streaming on Donald Trump’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Click here to watch the swearing-in LIVE.
Major international broadcasters such as the BBC and Al-Jazeera are expected to air the event across the globe.
All major American TV channels such as Fox, CNN and NBC among others will also broadcast the event.
The inauguration of Trump is also expected see massive protests which may as well begin at the same time he takes the oath of office.
According to news reports, there have been calls for demonstration to stand in solidarity with “women, immigrants and religious minorities including Muslims. All of these groups during some point in the campaign were at the receiving end of Donald Trump’s criticism, insults and other offensive statements.
There are big protests planned to take place in other American states and in many countries across the globe against the swearing in ceremony.