National Guard outside State Capitol

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — National Guardsmen are surrounding the Illinois State Capitol Building ahead of possible riots.

All four streets surrounding the Capitol building are closed down, and squads of armed soldiers stand at every intersection.

Springfield Police say they have not been briefed on any additional threats following the past one the FBI reported last week. Those reports threatened armed marches in every capitol starting Sunday at noon.

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