According to an internal FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News, there were more armed protests across the country in the US for the presidential election. The Bulletin has also warned that another armed protest may take place in the US Capitol, which was attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump last week.
“Armed protests are being planned in all 50 state capitals from January 16 to at least January 20, and in the US Capitol from January 17 to January 20,” ABC correspondent Aaron Katarsky Tweeted About the FBI Bulletin on Monday.
The FBI stated that while it is standard practice not to comment on the current investigation, it can say that it “supports our state, local and federal law enforcement partners that we serve.”
“Our efforts are focused on identifying, investigating and obstructing individuals who are inciting violence and engaging in criminal activity,” the FBI told CNET in an email statement. “We are gathering information to identify any potential threats … Our focus is not on peaceful protesters, but on the safety and security of other citizens with violence and destruction of property.”
Twitter, which permanently banned Trump’s account last week, said Plans for future protests were circulating and closing on Twitter. The social media site specifically referred to the proposed secondary attacks on the US Capitol and state Capitol buildings on 17 January.
Social media companies have clamped down on Trump after a crowd of his supporters broke into the Capitol on January 6, forcing legislators to run to certify the results of the 2020 election. In addition to the Twitter ban, Facebook blocked Trump indefinitely. Since the attack, lawmakers have called for Trump to be removed from officeOr voluntary resignation.