SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Despite the FBI on Monday warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals in the coming days, South Dakota lawmakers in Pierre prepared to launch the legislative session with few concerns about armed groups.
A number of Republican lawmakers say they are either not aware or not concerned about protests at the state Capitol.
A number of state capitols around the country were reinforced with extra police officers and National Guard units Monday as some legislatures returned to business. Fencing had already gone up around some capitols during racial injustice protests last summer, and it is being added at others.
January 12, 2021