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Pro-Trump demonstrators swarm statehouses across US

Pro-Trump demonstrators amass outside statehouses across the country, forcing evacuations in at least two states. In St. Paul, Minnesota, cheers ring out from demonstrators in reaction to the news that supporters of President Donald Trump had stormed the US Capitol.

Hundreds of mostly unmasked people gather outside the capitols with Trump flags and “Stop the Steal” signs. In Georgia and Oklahoma, some demonstrators carry guns.

New Mexico state police evacuate staff from a statehouse building that includes the governor’s and secretary of state’s offices as a precaution shortly after hundreds of flag-waving supporters arrive in a vehicle caravan and on horseback. A spokesperson for the governor´s office says there is no indication of threats at the statehouse.

The staff of Utah Governor Spencer Cox is sent home as several hundred pro-Trump demonstrators rally outside the Capitol, though the demonstration remains relatively calm. A brief scuffle between pro-Trump demonstrators, who included members of the Proud Boys, and counterprotesters breaks out in Columbus, Ohio, but there is no immediate threat to the Capitol.

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