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Posted at 8:51 AM, Jan 15, 2021

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State Police provided an update Friday morning on security at the state Capitol ahead of planned protests this weekend.

Security presence began to increase earlier this week and is expected to be heightened through at least mid-February.

They're working with local and county law enforcement, the Michigan National Guard and the FBI.

Armed militia members plan to be in Lansing on Sunday ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week.

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Some fear a repeat of the violence that happened at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Officials wanted to keep specific details of security plans covert in order to preserve an element of surprise.


After the U.S. Capitol riots, marches at capitols in all 50 states began being promoted online.

"Security enhancements that have been put in place include both seen and unseen measures," said Joe Gasper, director of MSP. "I can assure you that we take our responsibility for safeguarding the Capitol and those who work and visit here seriously and, together with our law enforcement partners, we will be prepared to ensure law and order."

Troopers from across the state are being mobilized.