State Capitol braces for political violence this weekend – WCCO

State Capitol braces for political violence this weekend - WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials this weekend are concerned about armed protesters at the Minnesota State Capitol. Security measures are already in place. The roads around the Capitol in St. Paul are now closed.

The Department of Public Safety said Minnesota State Patrol Soldiers will be visible and available to respond this weekend, along with National Guard Soldiers, following their activation on Wednesday.

“The people of Minnesota know that their state capital is a safe place to come together,” said Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan.

Local law enforcement officials say they are in regular communication with county, state and federal officials to coordinate and prepare for what lies ahead as we approach the inauguration of the President-elect Joe Biden.

“You are safe. You are in good hands. The planning leading up to events over the next few days has been extensive. All hands are on deck,” said the St. Paul Police Chief, Todd Axtell.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland …

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