Supporters of President Donald Trump have staged rallies outside legislative buildings in several cities, including Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, which coincided with the storming of the Capitol in Washington, local media reported.
Demonstrators broke into the Kansas Capitol Building in Topeka and gathered on the first floor of the rotunda. At the same time, the action was organized all the time, KSNT TV channel reported.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said on Twitter that he instructed city officials to close city offices earlier than usual “as a precaution,” after some 700 protesters gathered outside the city center legislature.
A large courthouse complex and two other government buildings in the Georgia capital Atlanta were also closed due to protests outside the state legislature.
In Salt Lake City, Capitol Conservation Board director Dana Jones said she asked building staff to work from home Wednesday afternoon on the recommendation of the Utah Highway Patrol and Public Safety Commissioner. This was reported by the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper.
The publication notes that the precautions were taken in response to a rally of about 250 Trump supporters who hung posters on the Capitol building “Stop Theft!” and “Trump won!”
Several hundred Trump supporters also staged a Stop Theft! outside the Arizona Capitol building in Phoenix, where a guillotine was installed to cheers and hooting of the audience.