Assault on Capitol leaves one death, curfew in Washington

Riots on the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday claimed the life of a woman, according to NBC news channel.

Capitol Police have ordered the lockdown of the compound that houses the bicameral federal legislature, after an assault by supporters of US President Donald Trump.

The joint session of Congress that was supposed to endorse the choice of the grand voters was interrupted by a huge crowd that quickly turned into a riot inside the Capitol.

These thousands of demonstrators initially came to express their disagreement with the announced victory of Democrat Joe Biden.

Vice President Mike Pence, who chaired the congressional session, was stealthily escorted out of the building through underground tunnels. Images circulating via social media and media have shown individuals carrying campaign flags of the outgoing President smashing windows and taking over one of the most sacred buildings in the United States. Tear gas fire was noted.

Certification of elections by Congress is usually a symbolic ceremony that is the last step after the election. But the certification of the votes of Arizona’s voters has been challenged by elected officials from the Republican Party.

Curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has implemented a nighttime curfew for the city, starting at 6 p.m. local time. For his part, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to overturn the election results, saying he would vote “to respect the decision of the American people”.

A speech that is false compared to that of Mr. Trump, who in the morning had told his supporters that he would not give in. “never”. He also called on his number 2, Mike Pence, to unilaterally reject Mr. Biden’s victory. A request to which the latter was unable to respond. “I believe that my oath to support and defend the Constitution prevents me from claiming the unilateral power to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” he wrote.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump enter the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.


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