A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have actually been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak coats and heavily armed state cannon fodders were stationed at state capitals across the U.S. in advance of protests prepared for Sunday.
Handcuffs are utilized to protect 2 sections of temporary six-foot high wire mesh fence surrounding the state Capitol because of concerns over the potential for civil unrest, in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 15 2021. With the FBI caution of possible violence at all state capitols Sunday, Jan. 17, the ornate halls of government and symbols of democracy looked more like greatly secured U.S. embassies in war-torn countries.
With the FBI warning of potential for violence at all state capitols, the ornate halls of federal government and symbols of democracy looked more like heavily secured U.S. embassies in war-torn countries.Governors have actually stated states of emergency situation, closed capitols to the general public and called soldiers ahead of President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration next week.They are trying to prevent a repeat of the mob rioting that took place January 6, when advocates of outbound President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, leaving a Capitol Police officer and four others dead.
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National Guard soldiers patrolled the California Capitol and streets of downtown Sacramento on Saturday.
Information were unclear, however demonstrations were anticipated at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to Mr. Biden taking the oath of the office Wednesday.Signs of ramped-up security were in abundance from Atlanta to Sacramento, California, throughout the week.SWAT officers stood guard at the Georgia State Capitol. Sections of momentary fencing that surrounded many state capitols were locked together in Sacramento with handcuffs.