Kiehl: Authorities will be ready for any violent protests at state capitol

    Alaska State Capitol

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A bulletin from the FBI says to be on the outlook for armed protests leading up to and including inauguration day not only in the nation's capital but in the capitals of all 50 states.

    Juneau Senator Jesse Kiehl was asked about that report on Action Line.

    He said they have a good capitol security team headed by a retired Juneau Police officer.`  "They are coordinating with Alaska State Troopers, the folks who do the Governor's protection, the folks who look at terrorism and other threats statewide.  They're coordinating with federal law enforcement folks.   They'll be ready for anything that might happen."

    Kiehl added that Alaska has a long tradition of peaceful protests and he expects to see some of that.  "I don't expect to see violence in Juneau.  Certainly, our law enforcement here and capital security will be ready for that.

    Protestors in support of President Trump were seen with signs at the McDonalds intersection on Egan Drive Monday.


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