Gov. David Ige said Monday that Hawaii’s law enforcement agencies are taking appropriate steps to ensure security at the state Capitol and all government buildings after the FBI issued a warning that armed protests are possible at state capitols across the country in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
An internal FBI bulletin warned that nationwide protests could start later this week and extend through Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration.
Ige said, “We take these precautions even though most protests and demonstrations in Hawaii are conducted peacefully. I sincerely hope that we can continue to resolve our differences in a nonviolent manner.”