Inauguration Day protests remain peaceful across California despite threats and fears of violence

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A supporter of US President Donald Trump waves a flag in front of police officers lined up by the LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles on January 6, 2021. (RINGO CHIU/AFP via Getty Images)

A supporter of US President Donald Trump waves a flag in front of police officers lined up by the LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles on January 6, 2021. (RINGO CHIU/AFP via Getty Images)

While law enforcement officials across California were on high alert for potential threats in response to the inauguration of President Biden, the streets of Sacramento and Los Angeles — where patrols were beefed up amid concern that violence could erupt — remained peaceful Wednesday afternoon.

Law enforcement officials across California remain on high alert — with many beefing up patrols — for threats that may arise in response to Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

The increased security comes after the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. More than 100 people, including three Beverly Hills residents, have been charged with federal crimes related to the violent incursion, and scores more are under investigation, according to federal authorities.

The region was quiet Wednesday morning, aside from a magnitude 3.5 earthquake that briefly shook portions of Southern California at 8:31 a.m. The quake, which occurred just before Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president, was too small to cause any damage.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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