FBI warns, Trump supporters may take part in armed protests


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned of plans for an armed protest across the country ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as US president.

The FBI warned on Monday that armed protests were planned in the capitals of 50 US states ahead of the inauguration on January 20, citing a law enforcement source.

Tensions are running high in the United States in the wake of the January 6, attack on Capitol Hill by President Donald Trump supporters. 

Meanwhile, the FBI said violence could spread to various state capitals ahead of Biden's inauguration on January 20. 

The intelligency agency has issued a special warning for next Sunday (January 18). The FBI has warned that such protests could last at least until January 20.

The National Guard has been given the authority to deploy a maximum of 15,000 troops in the US capital, Washington DC. At the same time, tourists will be barred from entering Washington until January 24.

The head of the US National Guard, General Daniel Hokanson, told reporters that he expects about 10,000 troops to be deployed to Washington by next Saturday (January 18th) to help with security in the capital and other areas. 

This number can be increased to 15,000 if requested by the local administration.

At least one lawmaker has sent a request to the Pentagon to deploy more troops for security, Reuters reported. 

The news agency reports that Senator Chris Murphy has expressed doubts about the adequacy of the required number of troops for the security of the capital.

"I'm not afraid to take an oath outside," Biden told reporters ahead of his upcoming debut with the slogan "America United." 

But those who are involved in sedition, risking the lives of others, destroying government installations, causing great damage, need to be held accountable. '

The mayor of Washington has called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take additional security measures around January 20. 

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser described the situation as "completely different" than at any other time in the wake of last week's "terrorist attack." In this situation, tourists have been banned from entering Washington till January 24.

But Muriel Bowser can't be sure. She called for extending the range of national special security events to January 24.

 Responding to the call, Chad Wolf said that the US Secret Service will begin work on creating a special security zone around January 20. This special safety zone is usually created from January 19, centering on the inauguration on January 20.

Meanwhile, a strict security zone is not only being set up around the capital, such security measures are being taken in every state capital of the United States. The governors of each state are on alert.

The New York Times reports that Donald Trump complained of vote fraud in Wisconsin, the swing state is known as Battleground. Naturally, the state authorities are on high alert.

 The governor of the state, Tony Evers, has already authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to assist police in the state capital.

 Similarly, the state Capitol Commission has banned the entry of weapons into and around the Capitol building in Lansing, the capital of Michigan.

According to the New York Times, Georgia State Police have already been rioting. The entire state authorities are on high alert. 

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser described the situation as "completely different" than at any other time in the wake of last week's "terrorist attack." In this situation, tourists have been banned from entering Washington till January 24. 

Other states are in a similar position. The states known as Battlegrounds in particular are on high alert. Strict security measures have been imposed in the capital area. Why not? Extremist supporters of Donald Trump and hardline conservative groups have become quite active. 

They are talking openly about war now. At Olympia, Washington, National Guard members were spotted standing in front of a small group of protesters.

 Many of the protesters were seen in the same garb as the National Guard members. They were chanting slogans like 'Respect your oath', 'Fight every day for liberation' etc.

Let's talk about Ammon Bundy from Idaho. The man, who has been known for his anti-government rhetoric at various times, was spotted outside the Idaho governor's office with a poster of "Wanted" and members of his organization. 

The poster has a picture of the governor of Idaho pasted on it. "In times of uncertainty, we want our neighbors to stand by us and fight alongside us in the ongoing war in this country," Bundy told the New York Times.

All the states are on high alert in the wake of threats from such anti-government groups and the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill. 

These organizations have already called for protests in 50 states on January 17. The FBI's warning has shocked everyone.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement Monday that everyone is on high alert for possible protests in Sacramento in the coming days. 

National Guard will be deployed if required. The California Highway Patrol will be engaged in protecting the California Capital. "I want to assure you that we have a high level of security," he said.

The funniest thing is said by Briscoe Cain, a lawmaker from Texas. "Our legislature is safe in Austin," he told the New York Times. 

Because, most of the lawmakers here carry weapons with them. I have it too. I don't want it to ever need to be used. "

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