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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:50 PM

At State Capitol, 500 Trump supporters decry certification, move toward governor's mansion

Up to 500 supporters of President Donald Trump protested outside Minnesota's fenced-off State Capitol on Wednesday as chaos continued in Washington D.C., and soon planned to make their way toward Gov. Tim Walz's residence.

Minnesota state troopers guarded entrances to buildings on the Capitol complex, but the opening hour of the demonstration was heavy on speeches and chants in opposition to both the outcome of the presidential election and emergency measures implemented in Minnesota to stop the spread of COVID-19.

By the time a handful of protesters made it to the Summit Avenue residence, a line of State Troopers in riot helmets stood behind a fence guarding the home.

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Before setting off for the governor's residence, speakers at the top of the hill ratcheted up rhetoric to urge charges of treason against those who stood in Trump's way.

Alley Waterbury, a Woodbury activist who served as emcee, led prayers and chants of "four more years," saying afterward that "we want Trump in there." Waterbury was indicted on a charge of lying to an FBI agent, she said, an experience she said later drew her to follow Trump. Waterbury laughed as she told the crowd that House Republicans in D.C. were ordered to take cover. The news was met with cheers.

https://www.startribune.com/at-state-capitol-500-trump-supporters-decry-certification-move-toward-governor-s-mansion/600007366/

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Looks like Minnesota was better prepared than the D.C. and the Capitol police forces.

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question everything Jan 2021 OP
Frustratedlady Jan 2021 #1
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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:55 PM

1. Other capitols had attempts earlier. Utah and Kansas, I think.

I'm sure they were all alerted.

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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:00 PM

2. I don't agree with what they are protesting for, but as long as they are peaceful its what the 1st..

Amendment looks likes for all of us.

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