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Windows boarded up at Wisconsin State Capitol ahead of possible unrest before Biden's inauguration

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 19:08:37-05

MADISON — Officials are bracing for possible unrest in the Wisconsin state capitol, days after violent protests took place in Washington D.C., fighting the results of the November election.

Crews have begun boarding up windows outside of the statehouse in Madison, according to our sister station WMTV-TV in Madison.

Wooden sheets and braces were seen along each window on the first floor of the building on Monday. All exterior ground windows will be covered, officials say.

The boarding up of windows is a "proactive cautionary" measure that is happening across the country, a Department of Administration official told WMTV.

Also on Monday, Gov. Tony Evers mobilized the Wisconsin National Guard to support local police at the state Capitol building.

According to an FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from Jan. 16 through Jan. 20.

This comes after five people died after Jan. 6's riot at the Capitol in Washington D.C.

Trump supporters stormed the nation's capital on the day Congress was supposed to certify the 2020 election, breaking onto the grounds following a live speech from the president at a “Save America” rally that opposed the results of the November presidential election.

One woman was shot and killed by Capitol police, one Capitol police officer died from injuries sustained during the protest and three others died from medical emergencies at the Capitol.

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