U.S. state capitals gird for pro-Trump armed protests, FBI flags risk of violence

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By Nathan Layne and Patricia Zengerle

Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence.

More than a dozen states have activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an FBI warning of armed protests, with right-wing extremists emboldened by the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

There were scattered demonstrations on Saturday, but statehouses...


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U.S. state capitals gird for pro-Trump armed protests, FBI flags risk of violence


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