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Troopers guard Texas Capitol and a few protesters gather as legislative session starts

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Numerous law enforcement officers stood guard at Texas' Capitol building in Austin and about a dozen demonstrators gathered outside as the legislative session began Tuesday.

Austin, Texas (CNN)Numerous law enforcement officers stood guard at Texas' Capitol building in Austin and about a dozen demonstrators gathered outside as the legislative session began Tuesday.

The large police presence came as an FBI internal bulletin warned "armed protests" were being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington, DC, in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.

Austin police told CNN that they "have reports of planned assemblies, and . . .

Two arrested on capitol grounds in Washington state

A day earlier, police in Washington state said they made two arrests on the capitol grounds in Olympia on Monday, the first day of that state's 2021 legislative session.

The first arrest was of a woman who used an RV to block a roadway and "refused to comply with orders to move," state police said.

Later Monday, state police arrested a man who "attempted to enter the restricted area. " He was held on suspicion of failure to comply with a lawful order, police said.

The state police are at the capitol in response to promises of unpermitted protests from groups on both the left and right of the political spectrum.

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