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Oregon State Police preparing for potential protests at Capitol
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SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police says troopers are monitoring potential protests at the Oregon Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day next week in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, the FBI said there is a potential for armed protests at state capitols across all 50 states leading up to Inauguration Day.

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney told KATU News on Monday that he is aware of credible threats in Salem. He would not elaborate.

"I take it very, very seriously, and I'll be working with state police almost daily between now and those times to have the Legislature and people working there to be safe, as well as to keep the continuity of the government going," said Courtney.

Capt. Timothy Fox, Oregon State Police spokesperson, told KATU News troopers were unavailable for interviews Tuesday. In an email he said, "OSP is currently monitoring and assessing all information regarding potential protests. OSP is working with our local, state, and federal partners. OSP will prepare accordingly and be adequately resourced." Read full story