(1-14-21) Governor DeWine, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (D), the Columbus Police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio National Guard held a special briefing this morning at 10 a.m. to discuss the presidential inauguration protests that are expected to take place in Ohio in the upcoming days.
DeWine, state and local officials will the close the Ohio Statehouse and all state buildings in downtown Columbus starting this Sunday to Thursday next week.
DeWine has authorized National Guard members from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21 to conduct training and be prepared in case called upon to police armed protests that authorities say are planned at the U.S. Capitol and the Ohio Statehouse leading up to the Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. More than 700 National Guard members in Ohio will be sent to Washington.
According to an internal FBI bulletin leaked earlier this week to ABC News, armed protests are reportedly being planned at all 50 state capitals and the U.S. Capitol starting this week and running through at least Inauguration Day, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitals and the US Capitol.
- Leaked FBI Bulletin ‘armed protests are reportedly being planned at all 50 state capitals and the U.S. Capitol starting this week’
No other details were released.