State Capitals Tighten Security Amid Threat Of Armed Protests Ahead Of Inauguration

States are taking steps to tighten security at their capitol buildings following a warning by the FBI to prepare for possible armed protests in the days leading up to the the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Many state capitals have already seen protests by people upset by President Trump’s loss in the election. On Wednesday, the president put out a statement responding to reports of more demonstrations. “I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” Trump said in a written statement. “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.” The warning collides with the beginning of new legislative sessions in many states, including Washington. At the Capitol building in Olympia, Wash., National Guard troops were called out to help with security this week. They arrested two protesters who tried to enter without permission Monday. After meeting, the legislature voted

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