Armed Protesters Gather at Michigan State Capitol Amid Heavy Security

Local law enforcement and National Guard troops surrounded the Michigan State Capitol on January 17, as a small number of armed protesters demonstrated outside.

The FBI warned of potential armed demonstrations at state capitols across the country ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. However, dozens of militia organizations and other groups have warned members to stay away from protests at capitols.

The Detroit Free Press reported that a small number of protesters identifying as Boogaloo Bois were protesting outside the Michigan State Capitol by early Sunday afternoon.

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