The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:00 am

Indiana Voices

No tolerance of violent protest in Indiana

The pro-Trump insurrection Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was a warning shot across the bow of statehouses across the country.

The FBI's Indianapolis office released a statement Friday saying police forces “are aware ... there may be protests at state capitols this weekend and leading up to the inauguration on January 20.”

The office vowed to “continually monitor” potential safety concerns and communicate with the public.

The law enforcement agency asks that anyone with information about suspicious activity call the FBI at 317-595-4000 or 1-800-CALL-FBI or go to

At the Statehouse and across Indiana, peaceful protests should be accepted, even encouraged.

But the vast majority of Hoosiers will agree that any display similar to what happened in Washington, D.C., should be soundly rejected and any perpetrators brought to justice.

– The Herald Bulletin, Anderson

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