Vermont braces for armed protest at State House - Seven Days

It’s the “armed” in “armed protest” that has Vermont police - and some media - very concerned about the alleged event to take place on or before Inauguration Day next week.

"But legal firearms can be carried on the Statehouse steps and on its expansive lawns, said Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei, though the state Department of Buildings and General Services, which is responsible for the complex, discourages the practice. Protesters "have a right to peaceably assemble," Romei said. "If that deviates from peaceable, we will enforce the law.”"

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2021-01-12 16:20:33 -0500