Live blog: Monitoring the Colorado Capitol for possible Sunday protests


As the days until President-elect Joe Biden’s Wednesday inauguration tick by, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the country are bracing for possible violence. 

Federal officials have warned of armed and potentially violent protests at all 50 state capitals and the U.S. Capitol in the days leading up to Biden’s inauguration, USA TODAY reported. 

Coloradoan photojournalist Bethany Baker is among media at the Colorado Capitol building and surrounding area. We’ll update this live blog with developments throughout the day Sunday.

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Calm day so far at Colorado Capitol building

Late Sunday morning into early Sunday afternoon, the area surrounding the Colorado Capitol building and Civic Center Park remained calm so far. Chain-link fence panels encircled the building. A handful of Colorado State Patrol troopers, who are regularly tasked with protecting life and property in and around the Colorado Capitol, were on the premises.

Members of law enforcement hang onto a vehicle as it drives in front of the Colorado Capitol building in preparation for anticipated protests in Denver, Colo. on Sunday, January 17, 2020.

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