Local News


Nevada governor aware of protest threats leading up to Inauguration Day

FBI warns of armed protests across nation
Posted at 7:35 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 10:58:59-05

NATIONAL (KTNV) — In the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, the FBI is warning armed protests have been planned in all 50 states.

Nevada leaders say they are aware and are watching closely.

"We're hoping that people will protest in a responsible peaceful manner and not take to violence or mob rule," said Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. "We need to get past this. It was an election. The election is over. It was a fair election and now we need to continue to govern."

RELATED: FBI warns of possible armed protests leading up to Inauguration Day

The governor also says the state has set up a task force to identify and deal with threats and security issues.