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Armed protests underway outside State Capitol

State Police and National Guard are on the scene
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Posted at 3:28 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 15:28:41-05

LANSING, Mich. — Local law enforcement are on high alert as armed protests began outside of the Michigan Capitol on Sunday afternoon.

Militia members and other groups arrived in Lansing in protest of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. This comes nearly two weeks after the insurrection and riots at the U.S. Capitol that turned deadly.

WATCH LIVE: Protests underway outside of the Michigan Capitol building

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has activated the Michigan National Guard ahead of the planned armed protests at the Capitol building this weekend.

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