FBI warned of potential extremist violence at Jan. 17 rally – POLITICO

The info was drawn from an FBI situation report titled: “Potential for Violence and Planned Actions for Counteracting Law Enforcement Security Measures at 17 January 2021 First Amendment Protected Events by Several Followers of a Militant Anti-Government Movement.”
In a statement, the FBI said it is “supporting our state, regional, and federal police partners with preserving public security in the communities we serve. Our efforts are focused on identifying, examining, and interfering with people who are inciting violence and taking part in criminal activity.”
Its not clear if the FBIs details is still current, or whether any such rally will emerge. POLITICO previously reported that the Boogaloo Bois, an anti-government militia, has actually informed its members that a prepared Jan. 17 rally in D.C. has been canceled. The group likewise recommended anyone still preparing to participate in to obey regional firearms guidelines: “If you can bring legally, you can bring.”
Pointing out a different Jan. 11 FBI report, the publication also alerted that enclosed trailers have been seen at mass events, a strategy that might be utilized to hold extra weapons and materials.
The bulletin detailed other observations by federal and state police across the nation indicating a capacity for violence from armed far-right groups objecting the results of the 2020 governmental election. It cites report about suspicious activity connected to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, along with internal communications about future prospective attacks between state and federal police, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Crisis Coordination Center and the National Counterterrorism Center.
Police authorities have actually expressed surprise at the level of company and obvious training shown by the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, while Democratic lawmakers have actually speculated that the rioters might have had assistance from within the Capitol.
National security leaders across the nation, meanwhile, purchased an unmatched show of force today ahead of President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration on Jan. 20. Countless men and women from the National Guard and different police have actually fanned out in Washington, D.C. and state capitals in anticipation of possible violence.
The FBI said Thursday that it had actually already made more than 100 arrests in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol which police was keeping an eye on “an extensive quantity of worrying online chatter” ahead of inauguration.
The bureau likewise cautioned in an internal publication last week of plans for armed demonstrations at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to the inauguration. Detectives think some of the individuals belong to extremist groups.
In D.C., the number of Guardsmen will swell to 21,000 by Inauguration Day, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told Vice President Mike Pence during an inauguration security briefing on Thursday. Guardsmen charged with security at the Capitol are carrying lethal weapons and have been informed on specific IED hazards.
The Secret Service, the agency leading Inauguration security efforts, revealed strategies Thursday to establish a “green zone” in downtown Washington this weekend, shutting down traffic and Metro stations. Many of the streets around the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol will be closed from Saturday morning until the day after the Inauguration.
Furthermore, Customs and Border Protection revealed that it prepared to deploy aircraft to the capital to perform surveillance.

Its not clear if the FBIs details is still current, or whether any such rally will emerge. POLITICO formerly reported that the Boogaloo Bois, an anti-government militia, has actually told its members that a planned Jan. 17 rally in D.C. has been canceled. The group likewise advised anybody still planning to attend to comply with local guns guidelines: “If you can bring lawfully, you can bring.”

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