SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials geared up for protests at the state capital but it stayed quiet on Sunday. KRQE News 13 crews saw a heavy police presence at the capitol complex, with New Mexico State Police on site.
Barriers have been put up and nine nearby intersections are closed from 8 a.m. to midnight, daily. NMSP say road closures and fencing could be enforced through the end of the legislature in March.
The areas around many of Santa Fe’s government buildings, like the Supreme Court and Roundhouse, will have also been closed to the public. Concrete barriers and multiple layers of new fencing surround the buildings in the area. Officers with New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe Police, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and members of the New Mexico National Guard will staff these positions.