Georgia officials announced Monday that security gates around the state Capitol will be closed starting Tuesday in anticipation of protests following the impeachment of former President Trump and others.
“In anticipation of the potential protests that will occur as a result of the high-profile indictments expected later this week, [Georgia Building Authority] the closing of security gates around the Capitol for an unspecified period of time,” the announcement read. “The duration and intensity of any protests will dictate how long the gates remain closed.”
The announcement also noted that the gates will sometimes close during business hours on Tuesday, and the closure could last several days.
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Last week, security was heightened outside the Fulton County courthouse in Georgia, with the road outside the courthouse closed off with barricades.
Several police agencies and a bomb-sniffing dog for media vehicles were also outside the court, according to reports.
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The closures from last week are expected to last until August 18.
Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating Trump for his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, and he has indicated that he will make an announcement this month.
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The DA told area judges and law enforcement in May that he plans to present his case to a grand jury in early August.
If the grand jury hands down an indictment, it would be the fourth for Trump and the second related to the 2020 election.
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The former president is now facing charges for making hush money to a porn star, mishandling classified documents, and trying to sway the 2020 election in Washington, DC.
Anders Hagstrom of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.