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State Police making plans for protests in BR

Louisiana State Capitol Building
Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 12, 2021

State troopers are preparing for potential demonstrations at Louisiana’s Capitol building.

“Louisiana State Police is aware of the planned protests at the State Capitol and is working closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to coordinate security protocols. As with previous protest events across the state, the Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange continually monitors potential security concerns and will be providing pertinent information to our public safety personnel to ensure safety for protesters, Capitol grounds and staff, and the surrounding community," a statement for the agency says.

State Police are working with Capitol staff and the Department of Public Safety Police to have LSP personnel in place to ensure a safe environment and to protect the rights of citizens to hold a peaceful gathering, the statement reads.

"We will not be able to provide specific information regarding protest security measures and cannot comment on the security protocols concerning the Governor’s Mansion and Louisiana State Capitol," the statement adds.