Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Star Tribune via APProtesters attended a rally in support of President Donald Trump on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Star Tribune via AP)
Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate as a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Hundreds of people gathered in state capitals nationwide to oppose Joe Biden’s win, waving signs reading “Stop the steal” and “Four more years” in cities from Columbia, South Carolina, to Honolulu.
There were some scuffles, but most demonstrations were peaceful — some of them quite small — and only a few arrests were reported.
New Mexico police evacuated staff as a precaution from a statehouse building that includes the governor’s office and the secretary of state’s office, shortly after hundreds of flag-waving