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FBI Warns Of Armed Protest Following The Protest in the Capitol

Devanshi Doshi

The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 State capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

Investigators believe some of the people are members of some extremist groups, the officials said. The bulletin was first reported by ABC. "Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January," the bulletin said, according to one official.

There are reports of armed groups planning to gather at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC in the run-up to his 20 January inauguration. Security will be tight for the event after a pro-Trump mob stormed Congress. House Democrats say a vote to impeach the president will happen on Wednesday.

According to the Economic times, the bulletin was first reported by ABC. "Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January," the bulletin said, according to one official. 

Army General Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told reporters Monday that the Guard is also looking at any issues across the country. "We're keeping a look across the entire country to make sure that were monitoring, and that our Guards in every state are in close coordination with their local law enforcement agencies to provide any support requested."

In a report issued on Saturday, the SITE Intelligence Group also warns that the Capitol attack has emboldened Trump-supporting extremists. “No matter how all this plays out, its only the beginning,” posted a user on TheDonald message board, according to the report.

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