The protesters demanded a review of the presidential election results.
On January 6, a crowd of supporters of Donald Trump broke into the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate hall, in which a meeting was held to approve the results of the presidential election. As you know, as a result of the vote, Democratic candidate Joe Biden won, but the incumbent Republican president does not intend to admit his own defeat. And his numerous supporters, who gathered in the US capital from all over the country, demanded a revision of the presidential election results.
Protestors appear to be inside the Capitol, having breached a perimeter set up by the Capitol Police. The situation is out of control.
— Jay O’Brien (@jayobtv) January 6, 2021
“Protesters attacked the Capitol and surrounded the Senate Hall. They asked us to stay inside, “Senator James Lankford wrote on Twitter.
The Senate and House of Representatives hastily interrupted the meeting and left the Capitol building. And to disperse the demonstrators, the National Guard, FBI special forces and the police were mobilized. Law enforcement officers, clearing the territory of the Capitol from protesters, used tear gas and non-lethal weapons. However, according to the latest information, several people were injured in the clash with the police, and four were killed.
Pictures of the crowd listening to President Trump at the rally in DC. pic.twitter.com/opvpZSL3j2
– Julio Rosas (@ Julio_Rosas11) January 6, 2021
Yesterday, the mayor of Washington imposed a curfew in the city from 6 pm for all citizens, excluding emergency services and media representatives. On the same day, Donald Trump held a rally declaring that he won the election.
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Author: Marina Bogdanova