Local law enforcement and National Guard troops surrounded the Michigan State Capitol on January 17, ahead of anticipated protests.
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.
In Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported that one self-described militia group, the Southeast Michigan Militia, backtracked on its plans to protest at the capitol.
Footage filmed by Brendan Gutenschwager shows military-style Humvees parked outside the Michigan State Capitol on Sunday morning. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful