US Congress under tight security after new extremist threat

Washington (AFP) – The grounds of the US Capitol were ringed with boosted security Thursday after officials warned of an attack plot by QAnon conspiracists, two months after backers of ex-president Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. The House of Representatives cancelled their session and lawmakers were encouraged to stay away following authorities warning that violent militia groups and QAnon followers had discussed attacking the legislature on or about March 4, but by midday the scene was quiet. There was no sign of protesters as armed National Guard members were deployed in and arou…

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