(Harrisburg) — The Pennsylvania Capitol Police is increasing its presence around the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg as reports of plans for more demonstrations have surfaced the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.
NPR reports various virtual fliers for such events have been circulating, calling for “armed marches” at state capitals on the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20. The Washington Post cites a report by disinformation tracking company Alethea Group, which flagged another possible event in Pittsburgh.
The Pennsylvania State Police said it will offer personnel and resources to the Capitol Police “in the event of civil unrest” at the Capitol Complex.
While neither agency is disclosing details for security reasons, several state lawmakers said they noticed more officers as they returned for session on Monday.
State Rep. Liz Fiedler (D-Philadelphia County) shared a tweet Monday afternoon showing what appeared to be one heavily-armed police officer in the state Capitol rotunda.
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