COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Regulation enforcement and other community officers want to guarantee South Carolinians there are protection actions in spot ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
The FBI has warned of the opportunity for armed protests at all 50 statehouses, as nicely as the U.S. Capitol.
To that stop, the South Carolina Point out Dwelling will be shut to the public from Jan. 16 to 20.
Friday, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Main Skip Holbrook and Sheriff Leon Lott dealt with the community with extra information.
Area law enforcement will be operating with point out authorities to make certain the public’s basic safety.
Crews are functioning to place up bodily obstacles at the State House and regulation enforcement mentioned patrols will encompass the developing for the coming times.
Officers reminded the public Friday that it is unlawful to have weapons on the Point out Dwelling grounds.
WIS attained out to the state National Guard to see if they are associated and obtained this reaction:
“At this time, we have not received any requests for aid from the South Carolina National Guard. If the require is identified, the South Carolina Nationwide Guard performs our state mission at the path of the governor and in help of civilian law enforcement. If referred to as on, the South Carolina Nationwide Guard is properly trained and prepared to assist civilian legislation enforcement to assure the protection, stability, and welfare of the state and citizens.”
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