Louisiana State Capitol closed to public on Inauguration Day


BATON ROUGE – Louisiana lawmakers are closing the state’s Capitol Wednesday amid  expectations for protests coinciding with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

The Advocate reports a memo from the Louisiana House speaker and Senate president to fellow legislators said the building will be closed Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution regarding the unknowns of the federal inauguration.” 

Wednesday will mark two weeks since pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol and disrupted Congress’ efforts to confirm the results of the presidential election.

Last week, Louisiana State Police said in a joint statement with other law enforcement agencies that it hadn’t found any major, “substantiated” threats leading up to the inauguration. LSP added that it also established a multi-agency command center to help monitor for potential points of concern.

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