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Two rows of wire mesh fences surround the Arizona State Capitol. Windows of the Illinois and Ohio State Capitol have been installed. Prior to the upcoming protests on Sunday, National Guard in camouflage and flake jackets and heavily armed National Guard were stationed in the nation’s capitals.
With the FBI’s warning about the potential for violence in all state capitols, the glamorous government hall and symbol of democracy looked like a tightly guarded U.S. embassy in war-torn countries. ..
The governor declared a state of emergency, closed the Capitol to the public, and convened an army prior to the inauguration of President Joe Biden next week.
They are trying to avoid repeated riots that occurred when supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol on January 6, killing Capitol police officers and four others.
Details were ambiguous, but a demonstration was scheduled to take place at the State Capitol from Sunday until Biden swore on Wednesday.
From Atlanta to Sacramento, California, there were signs of increased security throughout the week.
SWAT police officers were guarding the Georgia Capitol Museum. The dog that found the bomb passed through the Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi. State police were standing on the roof of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. A section of the temporary fence surrounding many state capitols was handcuffed together into Sacramento.
The National Guard patrols the California State Capitol and downtown Sacramento streets on Saturday.
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