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About four hours after a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced debate on Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College to be suspended, the building was declared secure on Wednesday evening.
Here’s a comparison of how law enforcement responded to Trump supporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and #BlackLivesMatter protesters near the White House last year.
“I have faced violent hatred before. I was not deterred then, and I will not be deterred now,” Representative Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, a member of the congressional leadership and a veteran of the civil rights movement, said in a tweet. “Tonight, Congress will continue the business of certifying the electoral college votes.”
The Secretary of the Army said 1,100 National Guard troops had been deploying to the Capitol to bolster local police and other forces, some of which were seen massing on street corners near the main congressional building. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a 6 p.m. curfew after a day of chaos and violence.
A spokesman for the District of Columbia police, Alaina Gertz, said Wednesday evening that a woman had been fatally shot at the Capitol, providing no further details. Earlier, Police were seen providing aid to a bloodied woman lying on the floor inside the building. It not immediately clear if that was the woman who was shot.
More than two hours after his supporters overtook the Capitol, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be evacuated, Trump ordered the National Guard to help secure the legislative complex, but still offered support to the protesters, saying “we love you.”
“We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said in a video he tweeted more than two hours after the Capitol was breached. “But you have to go home now. We have to have peace, we have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order.”
The president’s remarks followed a series of chaotic scenes that included lawmakers grabbing their gas masks and loud booms echoing across the complex, protesters rallying on behalf of the president rushing past police barriers at the Capitol, and Trump vowing that he’d “never concede” his election loss.
In addition, two suspicious packages were reported near the offices of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee offices.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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