4 Dead, 52 Arrested After Donald Trump Supporters Storm Capitol
Four people have died and dozens are in custody after countless Donald Trump supporters took over the Capitol in protest of Congress declaring he lost the election Wednesday, Jan. 6th.
What began as a protest to President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory ended with thousands of people storming the Capitol.
In front of Olympia state capital, Trump supporters chant “fight for Trump.” pic.twitter.com/rPr1a4bo9n
— Hal Bernton (@hbernton) January 6, 2021
The event left 4 people dead, 52 arrested, and at least 14 police officers Metropolitan Police Department Officers injured. The four who lost their lives include a woman who U.S. Capitol Police fatally shot, two men, and one woman who D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee died of “separate medical emergencies.”
The FBI also started an investigation, asking for help to find those who instigated violent activities.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a state of emergency that she later extended to 15 days.
“so that we can continue to ensure peace and security through the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.”
“Today may be a dark day for our democracy, but there is hope and change coming.”
See footage below:
Warning: Violent clash between pro-Trump/Proud Boys protestors and counter protestor pic.twitter.com/6i8AgyQ1FO
— Karen Kasler (@karenkasler) January 6, 2021
Scenes that we never thought we'd ever see in America, as Republicans 'Law and Order' Trump supporters storm the US Capitol in protest of Trump defeat to Joe Biden
Compare the police reaction and response during the Black Lives Matter protests to these images
No National Guard? pic.twitter.com/MdhB7Ou6dA
— Maiestas ?? (@Ebenezer_Peegah) January 6, 2021
The ransacked office of the Senate Parliamentarian: pic.twitter.com/E7PsSgoAEX
— Ali Zaslav (@alizaslav) January 7, 2021
A camera crew from the Associated Press had media equipment stolen and destroyed Wednesday as rioters who support President Donald Trump stormed and breached the U.S. Capitol to protest the results of the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/HsbuXHgrWt
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 7, 2021
Imagine what those police would be doing if a BLM protest breached barricades and stormed the capitol!
— John Mahoney (@MovingWater) January 6, 2021
When Black people & #BlackLivesMatter protest police killings ANYWHERE, they get shot at with rubber bullets, tear gassed & beaten by police.
When MAGA rushes the Nation's Capitol, the most important building in our country…
They get…….. ?????????pic.twitter.com/F8LYuvYk7M
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) January 6, 2021
Current Vice President Mike Pence ultimately confirmed Joe Biden’s victory Thursday morning (Jan. 7th).
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