Trump's supporters storm US Capitol, 4 dead

Trump's supporters storm US Capitol, 4 dead


undreds of Donald Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday. The mob clashed with the police when the Congress lawmakers were counting votes to certify the results of 2020 presidential elections, as reported by CNN. Four died and 52 have been taken into custody for disrupting the electoral count. Following the incident, Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a curfew which shall last for 15 days in the capital. 

A woman was shot dead inside the Capitol and three others died in medical emergencies, according to Washington DC Police. Due to the attack, the lawmakers had to evacuate the US Capitol and they resumed the process of electoral count after six hours. The Senate rejected Trump and his supporters' objection to the electoral defeat in Arizona and voted 93-6 against the measure.

Meanwhile hours before the violent attack, Donald Trump had addressed his supporters and made claims of election fraud. "We're going to walk down to the Capitol, and we're gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them, because you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong," he said at a rally, CNN reported. 

Following the attack, Trump's Twitter account was locked for 12 hours while his Facebook and Instagram accounts were locked for 24 hours. "As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, DC, we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy," Twitter said in a post. It added, "If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked." Several Republican lawmakers also condemned the attack.