Snapshots from the state Capitol Colton Smith, 23, stands in a peaceful protest outside the state Capitol on Jan. 20. Smith calls himself a political centrist and wears attire to show it. (Photo by Rahul Lal) By: Foon Rhee January 21, 2021 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on RedditShare on PinterestA National Guard soldier stands outside the State Library across from the Capitol on Jan. 16. Gov. Gavin Newsom deployed the California National Guard to protect the Capitol from potential violent protests tied to the inauguration of President Biden. (Photo by Rahul Lal)A bicyclist rides in front of a fenced state Capitol on Jan. 20. Feared violent protests did not happen. (Photo by Rahul Lal)TOPICS:inaugurationinsurrectionphotographystate CapitolOur content is free, but not free to produce If you value our local news, arts and entertainment coverage, become an SN&R supporter with a one-time or recurring donation. Help us keep our reporters at work, bringing you the stories that need to be told. Become a supporter Stay Updated For the latest local news, arts and entertainment, sign up for our newsletter. We'll tell you the story behind the story.