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California Mobilizes National Guard, Takes ‘Proactive Measures’ Ahead of Inauguration

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California Mobilizes National Guard, Takes ‘Proactive Measures’ Ahead of Inauguration

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The governor of California announced the state is enforcing its security and taking “proactive measures” against possible civil unrest around the state’s Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. “In light of events in our nation’s capital last week, California is taking important steps to protect public safety at the State Capitol, and across the state,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement on Thursday. “Our State Operations Center is actively working with federal, state and local law enforcement partners in assessing threats and sharing intelligence and information to ensure those disgraceful actions are not repeated here,” he continued. The measures include the mobilization of 1,000 members from the California National Guard who will ensure the protection of critical infrastructure and the state Capitol, Newsom authorized in a signed General Order. In addition to increased police presence, authorities have also installed fencing and other barricades around the California Capitol …

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