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Inauguration Day Demonstrations: No Arrests As Protesters Gather Capitol

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The latest on demonstrations happening around the California State Capitol on President Joe Biden's inauguration day:

3:46 p.m.

Police say the fencing around the capitol at 9th and G streets was pushed over.

Two traffic stops were conducted:

  • One vehicle was confronting demonstrators as they marched. A person inside the vehicle was cited for possession of pepper spray.
  • One vehicle was reported to contain Molotov cocktails. There turned out to be no incendiary devices in the vehicle.

Police say they will remain at the capitol throughout the night.

2:30 p.m.

Police say most protesters have dispersed after walking from the Capitol to their original staging area.

No major incidents have been reported.

A large law enforcement officer presence will remain in the area for the time being, police say.

1:20 p.m.

Sacramento police say the demonstrators have started to split around the Capitol Mall area.

The protests have been peaceful and officers have not reported any incidents so far.

Expect rolling road closures in the area, police say, as officers continue to closely follow the groups.

12:31 p.m.

Groups of protesters have now started marching towards the California State Capitol.

Some protesters are carrying Black Lives Matter flags. Many are dressed in all black.

Several protesters are also going up to the barrier fence that has been placed around the Capitol building in anticipation of the demonstrations.

A large police presence remains in the area, monitoring the protesters.

Sacramento police say no incidents have been reported so far.

11:25 a.m.

While no demonstrations are happening at the California State Capitol on Wednesday morning, police say they are monitoring some small groups of people congregating at parks around the area.

Local law enforcement has been bracing for possible unrest on Pres. Joe Biden's inauguration day.

In Sacramento, the morning has been peaceful around the State Capitol. Sacramento police say they are seeing some small groups of people congregating at parks around the Capitol, however.

The people could be seen dressed in all black, shields and helmets, officers say.

A large amount of officers remains in the area monitoring the groups, police say.

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