State capitals, including Tallahassee, are bracing for potential violence on Sunday

By: - January 17, 2021 12:11 pm

From our sibling site, the Florida Phoenix:

Following a quiet Saturday in Florida’s state capital, some activity emerged Sunday as capitals around the country brace for potential violence following the Washington, D.C. mob riot on Jan. 6.

State capitals are on the alert through at least the inauguration of Joe Biden as president this coming Wednesday. Florida governor Ron DeSantis on Friday activated the National Guard in Tallahassee and also sent guardsmen to Washington, D.C.

In Florida’s Capitol complex downtown on Sunday, law enforcement vehicles were blocking the area at the Leon County courthouse, which is across the street from the Capitol complex in Tallahassee. Some windows were boarded up in the downtown area near the Capitol.

The complex includes the Florida Historic Capitol as well as the Capitol complex that includes House and Senate office buildings.

A couple of buses were also adjacent to the courthouse Sunday.

Very few pedestrians were in the area, but they didn’t appear to be protesting. Overall, the streets around the complex were quiet about 11 a.m. Sunday.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.

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