FBI prepares to fend off protests at 50 Capitols
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned law enforcement agencies in the capitals of all states of readiness for riots and possible protests.
“As of 10 January, 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.
The FBI is warning local police in all states to be on full alert for the next two weeks. At the moment, more than 10 thousand National Guard soldiers are being drawn to Washington to ensure the safety of Joe Biden during the inauguration.
The DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, before announcing his resignation following the inauguration of Joe Biden, released statement on NSSE designation.
"In light of events of the past week and the evolving security landscape leading up to the inauguration and at the recommendation of Secret Service Director James Murray, I have instructed the U.S. Secret Service to begin the National Special Security Event operations for the 2021 Inauguration effective Wednesday, January 13th instead of January 19th. Our federal, state, and local partners will continue to coordinate their plans and position resources for this important event," Wolf stated.
Here is the message I sent to the DHS team today. It has been the honor of a lifetime. pic.twitter.com/NFyIpN7GkZ— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) January 11, 2021
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