The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned that from the weekend, there may be “armed protests” in 50 states and Washington, D.C., and governments and law enforcement agencies are on high alert.
According to CNN on the 16th, the FBI said that it had received relevant warnings that between the presidential inauguration this weekend and January 20, there may be “armed protests” in the capitols of 50 states and the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
According to a joint proclamation issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and eight other relevant agencies on January 14, extremists in the United States are most likely to pose a threat to the presidential inauguration, especially those who think that the new government is illegal.
The announcement warned that U.S. federal public officials, government buildings, and local law enforcement agencies may be the targets of violent attacks. On January 13, the FBI urged police stations everywhere to be highly vigilant against extremist activities and share intelligence information.
According to Reuters on the 16th, all parts of the United States are preparing for a new round of violent protests that may erupt this weekend.
Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. have sent National Guards to strengthen security measures. Streets near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., were blocked Saturday.
The New York Times reported on the 16th that congressional police arrested a man in Washington, D.C., on the same day, he held an unauthorized presidential inauguration certificate and his truck carrying unregistered pistols and ammunition.
According to a federal law enforcement officer, the man’s name is Wesley A. Beeler), a contractor who has no connection with extremists, claims that holding a gun is “unintentional fault”.