Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week



Governors step up security to safeguard statehouses from politically motivated mob attacks like the one that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 The threat of extremist groups demonstrating at statehouses across the country prompted some governors to roll out a show of force and ramp up security Sunday, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nation’s Capitol. Fencing, boarded-up windows and extra police and National Guard troops transformed some statehouses ahead of expected protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. But the grounds around capitols were generally empty and quiet early Sunday. The stepped-up security measures were intended to...

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