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Minnesota Jan. 6 Capitol Protest


About 500 Trump supporters rallied in front of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, some dressed in colonial-era garb, to protest Joe Biden’s electoral victory on Jan. 6, 2021. Demonstrators included members of anti-government networks the Three Percenters and the Boogaloo Bois, as well as Republican elected officials, including state Reps. Susan Akland, Eric Lucero, and Steve Drazkowski. Organizers from the group Hold The Line called the event “Storm The Capitol.”

Some compared the moment to 1776 and said they were ready for battle. The protest lasted about four hours. Later in the day, some marched to the governor’s residence, which was guarded by state troopers who evacuated Gov. Tim Walz’s teenage son for security reasons.