Security increases at Virginia state capitol ahead of rally

The city of Richmond has taken extra safety precautions ahead of the upcoming gun rights rally following the arrests of several white nationalists suspected of plotting to attend and incite violence.
1:10 | 01/19/20

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Transcript for Security increases at Virginia state capitol ahead of rally
Now to the gun rights rally that has law enforcement on edge. In Richmond, Virginia where thousands of second amendment supporters and some counterdemonstrators are expected tomorrow. All of this following the arrests of suspected white nationalists, ABC's Mona Kosar Abdi is in Richmond with more. Mona, good morning to you. Reporter: And good morning to you, Dan. This morning, the city of Richmond is on edge. Officials have taken extra security measures, including implementing a four-day gun ban after they say they found credible threats to public safety. Right now Richmond's normally picturesque capitol building is surrounded by chained fencing as pro-gun rights activists gear up for what many are calling an unprecedented show of force, and the governor has called a state of emergency after several members of the neonazi group were arrested this week. Investigators believe they had plans of attending the Virginia rally to start, a quote, racial war, and this morning, a top Republican is offering a stern warning saying, that any group attending to support white supremacy or create civil unrest is unwelcome here.

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