Tallahassee sends ‘message of preparedness’ ahead of Inauguration Day
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, security was being elevated at state capitols across the county. Planned armed protests are expected, but in Tallahassee, the seven demonstrators who gathered Sunday were the largest group we’ve seen thus far. “I hope that our message of preparedness is ringing loud in the ears of anyone who might want to come to Tallahassee and cause violence,” Dailey said. Federal, state and local law enforcement are staging in and surrounding the capitol complex. Between coronavirus and threats of violence, it is better to put it on another day,” said Mutaqee Akbar, president of NAACP’s Tallahassee branch.
Truck drives through Florida protesters
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Police say a pickup truck drove through a crowd of protesters in Floridas capital, causing people to run screaming out of the way as the vehicle stopped and started. Tallahassee police said Saturday that the driver was in custody and that no one was seriously injured. Video shows the truck stopped at a traffic light, and protesters walked near it while appearing to speak to the driver. Warning: Video below may be disturbing to someA car ran though the protesters and TALLAHASSEE POLICE DEPARTMENT PROTECTED THEM!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/L5vbet3fy7 (@maj07_) May 30, 2020Lucas von Hollen says the truck revved its engine and some people moved to the side, but others didnt and were knocked to the ground.