FBI warns armed protesters plan to “storm” all 50 capitols if Trump is removed from office Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021

The FBI warned on Monday that armed protests were being planned at all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol starting this week and running through at least Inauguration Day.

In the internal bulletin obtained by ABC News, the FBI said it has also received information in recent days on a group calling for “storming” state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings if President Donald Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day.

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A mob supporting President Donald Trump forced its way into the U.S. Capitol wreaking havoc and delaying the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Rioters attack a Capitol Police Officer near an entrance to the Senate side of the Capitol.
A mob supporting President Donald Trump forced its way into the U.S. Capitol wreaking havoc and delaying the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election. Rioters attack a Capitol Police Officer near an entrance to the Senate side of the Capitol.

The internal bulletin added that the group is also planning to “storm” government offices in every state the day President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be inaugurated.

“The FBI received information about identified armed group intending to travel Washington, D.C. on 16 January,” the bulletin stated. “They have warned that if Congress attempts to remove POTUS via the 25th Amendment, a huge uprising will occur.”

ABC News quoted law enforcement sources as saying that federal law enforcement officials have advised police agencies to increase their security posture at statehouses around the country following the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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