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Despite Warnings, Many State Capitols See Only Small Protests And Quiet Streets

Added 01-18-21 12:07:02am EST - “In Michigan, Sunday's protest in Lansing was deemed "eclectic, but small and dull." It wasn't alone.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Despite Warnings, Many State Capitols See Only Small Protests And Quiet Streets”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Minnesota State Patrol stand guard outside the Minnesota Capitol building on Sunday in St Paul, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

Minnesota State Patrol stand guard outside the Minnesota Capitol building on Sunday in St Paul, Minnesota.

Police were on high alert in state capitals around the U.S. Sunday, after warnings that pro-Trump extremists might attempt to storm legislatures similar to the assault on the U.S. Capitol last week. But at many statehouses and capitols, security and the media outnumbered protesters.

The streets were quiet in Washington, D.C., where police, the military and security agencies are intent on preventing any far-right groups from trying to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. At least three people have been arrested in separate incidents at checkpoints, as the DCist site reports. Thousands of National Guard members are fortifying security at the Capitol and along the National Mall.

Armed demonstrators protest outside of the Michigan state capital building on Sunday in Lansing, Michigan. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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