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Barriers going up around Alabama Capitol

Concrete barricades and cameras are being put up outside the Alabama State Capitol.
Concrete barricades and cameras are being put up outside the Alabama State Capitol.(Source: WSFA)
Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 11:46 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) - Crews were placing heavy barricades around the Alabama Capitol.

The Associated Press reports that the FBI has warned that armed protests were being planned in all 50 state capitals and Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Governor Kay Ivey has said Alabama is ready in case protests come to the state capitol.

“The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) in conjunction with local law enforcement continue to work together to provide overall safety and security to all state buildings within the Capitol complex.,” said Amanda Wasden, ALEA Director for External Affairs

Not commenting whether there have been specifics threats in Alabama, Wasden told WTVY that the state agency is continuously monitoring the situation.

The City of Montgomery has also indicated that it is prepared for any potential unrest.

Montgomery police also posted on Facebook, reminding people that it’s “unlawful for any person, other than a law enforcement officer, to have a firearm in his or her possession or in any vehicle at a point within 1,000 feet of a demonstration at a public place.”

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