FBI Warns of Armed Protests in 50 U.S. Capitols, D.C.

The FBI is warning of the possibility of armed protests being held across the U.S. in the days before Joe Biden is sworn in as president.

According to a memo, obtained by ABC News, there are reports of armed groups planning to gather at all 50 state capitols and in Washington D.C. in the run-up to Biden’s January 20th inauguration.

The fears come as security plans are enhanced for the inauguration event.

On Monday, Biden told reporters he was not afraid to take the oath of office outside of the U.S. Capitol.

Both Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris are still expected to be sworn in outside the building, only two weeks after the Capitol was breached and the riot ensued.

The memo includes information provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Defense Department; U.S. Park Police; and the U.S. Marshals Service, among other agencies, according to the official.

“The FBI received information about an identified armed group intending to travel to Washington, DC on 16 January,” the memo read. “They have warned that if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur.”


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