Protesters Rally Outside Texas Capitol For First & Second Amendment Rights

A few dozen people took part in separate protests outside the Texas State Capitol on Saturday and Sunday. The Department of Public Safety says the protests have been peaceful.

Many of those who were taking part said they didn't want to be connected to the violence that took part at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. They say this weekend's protests had been planned long before the election happened in an effort to rally support for First and Second Amendment rights.

DPS has extra officers assigned on the grounds and outside the Capitol. It was announced on Friday that the Texas Capitol would remain closed until after the Inauguration.