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Texas Capitol Stays Quiet Despite Fears of Weekend Violence



TX – Only a few armed protesters showed up at the Texas Capitol this weekend, and those who did seemed more interested in supporting gun rights than in challenging the presidential election.

Dozens of state troopers fanned out on the Capitol grounds, which remain closed until Wednesday.

The FBI had warned that violent groups were planning action at state capitols across the country, and the Texas Department of Public Safety announced late Friday that Capitol would close to the public because of threats.

But in Austin, the mix of protesters and curiosity seekers said they came in peace.

“If you want to get violent, if you want to be a rabble-rouser, we’re here to make sure you don’t get nowhere with that,” said Daniel Hunter of Waco