Photos: Nationwide protests of Trump supporters fail to materialize

Security remained tight around state houses throughout the country as fears of major protests by armed, far-right supporters of President Trump outside the Capitol and at state capitols Sunday proved unfounded, with only small groups, some carrying weapons, gathering in a handful of cities.

A woman walks her dog past armed National Guardsmen near the California Capitol on Sunday in Sacramento. An FBI warning of “armed protests” planned at all 50 state houses and the U.S. Capitol in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday has brought out SWAT teams and extra law enforcement officers.

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National Guard troops unload supplies outside the U.S. Capitol.

National Guard troops unload supplies outside the U.S. Capitol on Sunday in Washington. After the security breach at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI has warned of additional threats in the nation’s capital and across all 50 states.

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 Barricaded businesses prepare for the 59th U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington.

On Sunday, barricaded businesses prepared for the 59th U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington.

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National Guard troops unload weapons and supplies outside the U.S. Capitol.

National Guard troops unload weapons and supplies outside the U.S. Capitol on Sunday in Washington.

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Christian Alvarado stands with an American flag in solidarity with police and legislators near the Capitol in Sacramento.

Christian Alvarado, a master’s student at UC Riverside, stands with an American flag in solidarity with police and legislators in front of the state Capitol on Saturday in Sacramento.

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An empty Independence Avenue on Saturday in Washington.

An empty Independence Avenue on Saturday in Washington.

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The Supreme Court, behind security fencing, on Saturday in Washington.

The Supreme Court, behind security fencing, on Saturday in Washington.

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The California State Capitol dome is lit while CHP officers patrol the grounds in anticipation of possible unrest.

The California State Capitol dome is lit as night falls while CHP officers patrol the grounds in anticipation of possible unrest by Trump supporters on Friday in Sacramento.

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A warning sign hangs on the temporary protective fencing at the California State Capitol.

A sign hangs on the temporary protective fencing at the California State Capitol on Sunday in Sacramento.

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National Guard troops stand guard across from the state Capitol on Sunday in Sacramento.

National Guard troops stand guard across from the state Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday in anticipation of unrest leading up to Wednesday’s inauguration.

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Barbed wire has been installed around the U.S. Capitol grounds. The Washington Monument rises in the distance.

Barbed wire has been installed around the U.S. Capitol grounds. The Washington Monument rises in the distance.

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The sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol, as seen from Pennsylvania Avenue.

The sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, as seen from Pennsylvania Avenue, which is within the secure area around downtown Washington.

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