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Capitol building in Hartford steps up security following chaos in Washington, DC

Security set up more barricades at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday after rioters in Washington, D.C. forced lawmakers to evacuate during the electoral ballot count.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2021, 3:57 AM

Updated 1,263 days ago

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Security set up more barricades at the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday after rioters in Washington, D.C. forced lawmakers to evacuate during the electoral ballot count.
During the day, more than 300 protesters rallied at the state Capitol about everything from COVID-19 restrictions to vaccines.
Rep. Jahana Hayes, who was at the Capitol when protesters broke in, posted on Facebook that she was safe and even went live as everything unfolded.
Connecticut Democrats said all five members of the state's congressional delegation are safe.
Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal also posted statements online, saying that those responsible should be held accountable.
Guards tell News 12 they feel a sense of kinship with their counterparts in D.C. They say that Capitol buildings are not designed to be fortresses or castles - but rather are supposed to be welcoming.


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