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LA City Council Cancels Inauguration Day Meeting Over Concerns Of Potential Violence

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Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez has canceled Wednesday's scheduled council meeting because of threats of violence surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on the same day.

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests around the country in support of President Trump in the days leading up to the Inauguration.

In a statement, Martinez said:

"In light of this concerning information, I am urging all departments in City Hall whose staff work in these buildings that they work remotely on January 20 to ensure their safety and allow LAPD and other law enforcement to focus on safety concerns outside the buildings and throughout Los Angeles. I make this decision for the safety of all city employees, including those who must be in council chambers with me for our council meetings in City Hall to take place."

Council members have been conducting meetings virtually since the pandemic began, but Martinez said that still requires some staff to be present at City Hall.
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