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Call To Arms To Confront Florida Capitol Protesters Cited In Arrest Of Tallahassee Man

Florida's state capitol. A redistricting plan crafted by the Republican-controlled Legislature in Tallahassee was partially thrown out by a state judge.
Florida's state capitol.

TALLAHASSEE

As Florida law-enforcement officials gear up for potential violent protests over the weekend, federal prosecutors on Friday said they have “averted a crisis” by arresting a man who issued a call to arms to violently confront protesters at Florida’s Capitol.

The FBI has warned state and local officials about unrest between now and Inauguration Day, a potential spillover from last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters.

Although authorities have said they are not aware of any imminent threat toward the state capitol in Tallahassee, the arrest on Friday serves as a reminder of the potential violence that could unfold as political tensions run high nationwide.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.