Armed protests planned in all 50 states: FBI

According to an internal FBI bulletin, a group plans on “storming” state, local and federal offices and courthouses if there is an attempt to remove President Donald Trump before Jan. 20.
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Transcript for Armed protests planned in all 50 states: FBI
And now to that urgent FBI warning tonight about armed protests now being planned in all 50 U.S. State capitals and the U.S. Capital, too, before and right up through the inauguration. And the group now threatening to attack federal, state and local office buildings if president trump is removed from office. Here's our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas tonight. Reporter: After those horrifying images at the capital, federal authorities warning of more potential uprisings. This FBI bulletin alerting law enforcement across the country that armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols through inauguration day. Intelligence pointing to an unnamed, armed group calling for the "Storming" of government buildings and courthouses if president trump is removed before Jan January 20th. The FBI saying this group is also planning attacks here in D.C., the day of Biden's inauguration. Threats also identified against Joe Biden, kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi. If I'm scared of anything, it's for our democracy, because we have a very extreme faction in our country that are armed and dangerous. Reporter: D.c.'s mayor requesting that all large-scale public events be canceled until at least January 24th. The secret service official overseeing security for the inauguration says, expect an army. You're going to see checkpoints, you're going to see barricades, you're going to see magnetometer screening through all aspects and points of the city. Reporter: David, security here will be extraordinary. In addition to police, there will be at least 15,000 national Guard. This comes as we learn tonight acting homeland security secretary Chad wolf is stepping down. David? All right, Pierre Thomas with that breaking headline. Pierre, thank you. And tonight, ABC news presents a one-hour special. 24 hours: Assault on the capitol. That streams on hulu.

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