Armed protesters gather at heavily fortified state capitols of Ohio, Michigan, Texas and elsewhere

Smatterings of ‘boogaloo boys’ have begun appearing at state capitols

1/18/2021 12:00:00 AM

Armed protesters gather at heavily fortified state capitols of Ohio, Michigan, Texas and elsewhere

Smatterings of ‘boogaloo boys’ have begun appearing at state capitols

Read our full mailing list consent termshereAfter spending nearly a year casting doubt on the validity of a potential loss in the 2020 election and then two months challenging the actual results of the 3 November 2020 presidential election, Mr Trump finally accepted in the days following the Capitol riot that he will hand over power to Mr Biden on 20 January.

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Mr Trump, whose inflammatory rhetoric and conspiracy theories about a “stolen election” many believe has radicalised Republican voters, urged his supporters to abstain from violent forms of protest in the coming days.“I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” the president said in a written statement last Wednesday. “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.”

That statement was too little too late for many in Congress, including 10 Republicans, as the president was impeached by the House for a second time just hours after releasing that statement.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will be relegated to minority leader later this month, has left open the possibility of voting to convict Mr Trump at his impending impeachment trial. At least 17 Republicans would need to vote with all 50 Democratic senators to convict Mr Trump and bar him from ever holding federally elected office in the future.

The National Mall in Washington, DC will be completely closed off to the public on Inauguration Day amid ongoing concerns about the prospect of violent protests.More than 20,000 National Guard troops have been called up to protect the swearing in of the 46th president on Wednesday 20 January. The FBI is monitoring threats ahead of the event, including the possibility of armed protests.

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why do you keep calling these people armed protestors! If we were looking at any other country you’d be calling the armed insurgents!!!! Let’s call things what they are!!! Oops, are they attempting a coup or what? Anyone know? ? JohnLowe56 CNN is reporting that numbers are very low and they didn't hang around that long. Live reporting late afternoon showed deserted streets around the capital buildings.

There’s no healing the national before the pus is taken out: there’s no room for domestic terrorists Hepworthclare None of this is spontaneous! This is gradually getting out of hand,Trump has destroyed US democracy system. If they're armed, they're not protesters. How come these armed extremists have been let loose in a country which claims to have world's best security and and surveillance arrangements. This surely hints towards the divisions within the American society and specially conflict of strategies and priorities at the Pentagon.

These insurrectionists need to be quelled once and for all. nayeema1 Paez paet Breaking News. 😂 Mary_wtpWA They are terrorists. They should be met with the full force of the law. Treated with the lack of mercy any other terrorist would receive. Shit! Don’t Hit the Fan the world is about to witness once again American civil war that Trump warned earlier and no one remembers that tweet. and that marks the end of super power. What the hell do the armed protestors want?

Armed terrorists gather ... there, that's corrected it for you. Are they armed with facts and good intentions? Where are armed BLM? That's unfortunate. 🤣 😱😱😱 You spelt terrorists wrong. Oh good 😒 They sure meant rioters or terrorists? Idiots. Turning up armed to a state capitol doesn’t suggest protestor to me

Civil War has begun What already There's days until the inauguration, they must be really keen Hi, rural_united is a brand-new group focused on electing Democrats in our rural areas! Please follow and retweet!