Capitols around the nation prep for inauguration day protests

Electoral College Protests
Posted at 10:33 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 10:50:33-05

As the inauguration gets closer, the F.B.I says protests are planned for State Capitols around the nation.

California leaders are setting up fences around the capitol in Sacramento.

In Michigan, state officials banned all open carrying of weapons in the statehouse.

Meanwhile in Washington D.C. Hundreds of national guard members are lining the hallways in preparation for President-elect Biden's inauguration.

"I was on the phone with Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, and they gladly volunteered the 6,400 that we have on duty today, and we're building that up to 15,000 between now and the inauguration to make sure we meet every requirement from each of those federal agencies, to make sure that they can conduct a peaceful transfer of power of inauguration on the 20 of January," said chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Daniel Hokanson.

The National Guard has also been activated in several states, including Minnesota, Washington, Georgia, and Ohio.

There is no word on if similar measures will roll out in California. Here in Kern County, it is unclear if any protests are set to happen. Local law enforcement agencies say they will react accordingly if problems occur.