January 17, 2021
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Several streets and bridges in downtown Trenton were closed off with concrete blocks weighing thousands of pounds on Sunday. State offices closed, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Offices closed, and some businesses boarded their buildings for reports of a possible nationwide armed protest in all state capitals today.
Police were seen patrolling empty streets, while one anti-protest protester, seen wearing an Obama mask with a sign reading, “GO HOME,” and a few skateboarders were seen about in Trenton, NJ.
NJ State Police patrolled areas in front of City Hall and the NJ State House on mountain bikes. The closures stem from rumors and Internet chatter of a nationwide protest against the presidential election by right wing extremists that never materialized today. The armed insurrectionists were a no-show in Trenton.
Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News