Alabama Capitol

ASU to Remain Closed Until Thursday as Protest Precaution

Alabama State University President Quinton Ross has announced that campus will be closed until Thursday, as a precaution over the possibility of armed protests downtown. The city of Montgomery has closed several streets near the Alabama Capitol. Mayor Steven Reed on Friday urged people who work downtown to work virtually from home through the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on…

Two Montgomery Public Schools Move to Virtual Learning as Protest Precaution

Two Montgomery Public Schools will move to virtual learning as a precaution to any planned protests downtown. An MPS spokesperson says Baldwin Middle Magnet School and Floyd Middle Magnet School will be virtual on Tuesday and Wednesday. Schools are out on Monday for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday. Both schools are in the downtown area. Montgomery Mayor…

City of Montgomery Offices, County Offices, Downtown Streets Closing As Protest Precaution

The city of Montgomery says some downtown streets will be closed starting tonight at 6 p.m. as a precaution due to the possibility of protests in state capital cities across the country. In addition, City of Montgomery offices will be closed to the public Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday’s City Council meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be Tuesday,…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Issues Statement Regarding Possible Protests

As Alabama News Network has reported, local, state and federal officials nationwide are preparing themselves for possible armed protests related to the impeachment of President Trump and the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as president. The FBI has warned of protests in Washington and all 50 state capital cities. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed released the following statement regarding the City…

FBI: Armed Protests Possible in All State Capital Cities Leading Up to Biden Inauguration

Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capital cities and in Washington leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The warning comes just days after the bloodshed during last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. MORE COVERAGE FROM ABC NEWS An internal FBI bulletin warned that, as of…

Event planned at Alabama Capitol for Electoral College Vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s electors will meet at the Alabama Capitol on Monday to cast their ballots for President Donald Trump. A noontime ceremony in the old House chamber will include music, speeches, and an actor portraying Uncle Sam. Nine people selected as electors last month will officially cast their ballots for Trump. The Republican incumbent lost to Democratic…

State Christmas Tree to Arrive at Alabama Capitol on Monday

FILE – State Christmas tree in front of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) UPDATE: The arrival of the state Christmas tree has been delayed until Tuesday at around 12:30PM. The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 5:30PM. ORIGINAL STORY: It is about to look a lot like Christmas around the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery. The state…

Groups Criticize Alabama Official Over Social Media Posts

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A coalition of social justice groups have criticized Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s social media posts, including a since-deleted retweet that mentioned a “war on whites.” The groups and individuals held a news conference Tuesday at the Alabama Capitol to follow up on a letter sent last week. Some speakers called on Merrill to resign….

Protest on Alabama Capitol Steps over George Floyd’s Death

  A group of protesters took to the steps of the Alabama Capitol this afternoon to protest the death of George Floyd, the man killed by Minneapolis, Minnesota, police on Memorial Day. His death has sparked protests nationwide. The group maintained social distancing while holding signs. They want improved race relations and police relations with the communities they serve. Protest…