Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and in states across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.
Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has activated 1,000 Cal Guard Soldiers and Airmen to protect lives and property and our 1st Amendment rights to peaceful free speech and assembly before Inauguration Day next week.https://t.co/uuB8w6TYGh— The California National Guard (@CalGuard) January 15, 2021
Photos of the Day: National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia are supporting law enforcement through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. More: https://t.co/26phd2dYnw 📷: https://t.co/oeZbLLd52Z#Inauguration2021pic.twitter.com/GPL2L1W08s— National Guard (@USNationalGuard) January 15, 2021