16.8 C
New York
August 2, 2021
Cover

Washington DC turns riot-zone as Trump supporters protest Biden’s win

Trump supporters gathered in large numbers outside the US Capitol building to protest the outcome of the November 3 presidential election a day before the US Congress was slated to ratify Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump clash with police officers outside of the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6

Supporters of US President Donald Trump clash with police officers outside of the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6 (Photo Credits: Reuters)

Supporters of outbound US President Donald Trump breached the Capitol building in Washington DC on Wednesday. The Capitol building houses the US Congress and is the seat of the legislative branch of the US government.

Reports suggest Trump supporters tore through four layers of security fencing and are now attempting to occupy the US Capitol. In the process, supporters of the Republican President also fought with federal police in an attempt to overrun them.

Trump supporters gathered in large numbers outside the Capitol building to protest the outcome of the November 3 presidential election. This comes a day before the US Congress was slated to ratify Democrat challenger Joe Biden’s Electoral College win.

 

 

Addressing supporters on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump encouraged them to march to the US Capitol to pressure Congress to reverse former vice president Biden’s electoral win. Soon after, thousands of Trump supporters were seen gathering at the area between the Washington Monument and the National Mall.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump clash with police officers outside of the US Capitol Building in Washington on January 6 (Photo Credits: Reuters)

Videos of the clash between them and the federal police show some Trump supporters yelling “take the Capitol!”
Some even managed to climb the scaffolding outside the Capitol that had been put in place for Biden’s January 20 inauguration.

 

 

US Capitol Police has asked occupants to evacuate two congressional office buildings, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

With Democrat Raphael Warnock managing to wrestle the Georgia Senate seat from incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler in the runoff election, Wednesday came as a shocker for Trump supporters. The Senate runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue remains too close to call. If the Democrats stake claim to both the seats, they will take control of the US Senate.

 

Related posts

Museveni hints at delaying polls over virus fears

warsan

Somaliland Suspends All Cooperation with the UN agencies

warsan

FIFA President Announces Names of World Club Cup Referees

warsan