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10 AM: Gov. DeWine, Columbus mayor discuss preparations underway ahead of presidential inauguration protests in Ohio

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Posted at 6:45 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:31:07-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther will give an update Thursday afternoon on preparations ahead of any presidential inauguration protests planned in Ohio.

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

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Joining DeWine and Ginther are Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, Maj. Gen. John C. Harris of the Ohio National Guard and Supertindenent Col. Richard Fambro of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

DeWine on Tuesday activated 580 members of the Ohio National Guard to be available for use at the Ohio Statehouse and around the state between Jan. 14 and 21 as federal law enforcement warns of the potential for armed protests in the nation’s capital and at the capitals of all 50 states.

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