FBI warns pro-Trump boogaloo movement may launch armed protest in DC and 50 states in days leading up to Biden’s inauguration.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through an internal bulletin warned of possible armed protests being held across Washington DC and at 50 state capitals as supporters of President Donald Trump and far-right groups call for a demonstration before US President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as president on January 20.
Faced with threats of more violence from Trump’s supporters, the National Guard was authorized to deploy 15,000 troops to Washington, and tourists were restricted from visiting the Washington Monument until January 24. At the Washington Mayor’s appeal, Trump has imposed an emergency on the inauguration day in the city.
According to the FBI bulletin reported by CNN, “the identified group is also planning to ‘storm’ government offices including in the District of Columbia and in every state, regardless of whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump, on January 20.”
Biden’s inaugural committee announced on Monday the theme of the inaugural ceremony will be “America United,” while the country struggles with the US Capitol attack by Trump supporters.
As we reported earlier, Twitter’s suspension of Trump’s account is partly on suspicion that his tweets may trigger a second round of violence.
Meanwhile, Democrats introduced an article if impeachment in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, while Republicans expressed the inclination to censure the President.
Impeachment seems imminent in the House but not in the Senate.