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The Latest: State capitol protests quiet, some already over

Capitol Breach Demonstrations South Carolina
Posted at 2:19 PM, Jan 17, 2021

CARSON CITY (AP) — Protests at state capitols were small and peaceful Sunday, just days after the FBI had issued a warning of armed demonstrations planned at statehouses across the country.

By mid-afternoon, there were no signs of gatherings in Illinois or Virginia.

In Carson City, a counter-demonstrator carried a sign that said, "Trump Lost. Be Adults. Go Home."

In Michigan and Ohio, the small gatherings had ended by mid-afternoon.

Officials had fortified statehouses with extra police, National Guard troops and fencing in preparation for large pro-Trump demonstrations ahead of Wednesday's inauguration of Joe Biden.