Law enforcement and Connecticut’s military are reinforcing the barriers on the state Capitol grounds in preparation for possible armed protests at the state capitol and other nearby state buildings.

Rallies at the state Capitol over the last year have increased 275% but none of them have been violent and ended with only one arrest.

“With the current climate of America today, I’m not going to sugarcoat this I think this is going to look different from what we’re used to,” Capitol Police Chief Luiz Casanova said.

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut