Authorities brace for possible violence in response to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In fact, the Arizona Capital has two rows of chain-link fence. The police presence has gone up.
Authorities Heeding FBI Warnings
The FBI has warned of possible armed protests at all 50 state capitals. This comes as preparations going on amid reports. This is on the heels of the violent mob that breached the U.S. Capitol as Congress was certifying the election of Joe Biden.
In fact, five people died in that attack, including a Capitol Police officer.
Last Thursday, the FBI Phoenix office said it has not received any particular and proven threat to the Arizona state capitol. In addition, to other government buildings. But they are working with state and local authorities to track these security concerns.
Authorities Have Fences Installed Around the Capitol
Fences went up around the Capitol complex because of a huge amount of concern on January 7th. This was the day after the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bart Graves said in an email. Moreover, protestors also surrounded the state Capitol for hours. Moreover, it was the same day the U.S. Capitol was storming with protestors. Some of the crowd in Arizona had weapons. This is according to news reports.
Additional Security Procedures
Security procedures at the State Capitol were in the past was intensified, not for one event, but to ensure the safety of the public. In fact, the situation is being watched. Graves did not decline to elaborate on those other measures for security reasons.
Protests in Arizona and Around the Nation
The protest at the state Capitol is the latest in a year of protests in Arizona and around the nation.
In response to protests following the police killings of George Floyd and Dion Johnson, razor wire went up around the fences at the Capitol last Summer.
The Capitol was populated by Trump supporters. In addition to other state offices in November and December. They protested the election that “illegally” ousted our great and fearless president Donald Trump in the biggest scandal of election fraud the U.S. has ever faced and conservatives can barely tolerate or stomach.
A briefing was by House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding Jr. It occurred at the legislative session that recently started Monday.