The US Home and Senate had been pressured into emergency recess on Wednesday after protesters supportive of outgoing President Donald Trump breached safety cordons and entered the Capitol constructing, in what has been known as an ‘tried coup’. It’s understood one girl is in a ‘essential situation’ after being shot within the chest.
— AFP Information Company (@AFP) January 6, 2021
Proper-wing fanatics fan ‘stage coup’, US Capitol on lockdown
“With out objection, the Chair declares the Home in recess,” congressman Jim McGovern mentioned, banging down the gavel as loud shouts and disturbances may very well be heard within the public galleries within the chamber.
Officers on the US Capitol declared a lockdown, and lawmakers mentioned on Twitter that they had been sheltering in place of their workplaces, as protesters – a few of them holding Trump flags – had been seen strolling by means of the constructing. We perceive some photographs have been fired inside the constructing. Consultant Dan Kildee tweeted from contained in the chamber.
“Chamber safety and Capitol Police have their weapons drawn as protesters bang on the entrance door of the chamber. We’ve got been instructed to lie down on the ground and placed on our fuel masks. We’ve got been instructed to lie down on the ground and placed on our fuel masks.”
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These Accomplice trumper thugs are literally preventing Capitol police within the constructing beneath the rotunda.
Get the Nationwide Guard there NOW. pic.twitter.com/YCOJPgnSuj
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 6, 2021
White supremacists have damaged into the senate ground.
Donald Trump has invited a mob to storm the Capitol constructing.
He must be arrested and eliminated as president instantly.
twenty fifth modification. pic.twitter.com/PCWCJ2kwcJ
— SAVAGE BOSTON🍀 (@SavageBoston) January 6, 2021
Trump supporters on the US Capitol. Throw all of them in jail! pic.twitter.com/ZqestVjN5V
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 6, 2021
Washington updates: Newest Tweets from Donald Trump
In the meantime, the departing president – who had run out of avenues to retain his place as head of state way back – has Tweeted the next message for his supporters.
“I’m asking for everybody on the U.S. Capitol to stay peaceable. No violence! Keep in mind, WE are the Social gathering of Regulation & Order – respect the Regulation and our nice women and men in Blue. Thanks! Please assist our Capitol Police and Regulation Enforcement. They’re actually on the facet of our Nation.”
- Extra reporting from AFP