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UPDATE: 4 dead, 52 arrested after Trump supporters storm US Capitol

- Protestors fail in bid to prevent certification of President-elect Joseph R. Biden's election victory
January 7th, 2021 | Tags: violence riot Donald J. Trump US Capitol fraud clashes
The world looked on in shock yesterday, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, when supporters of President Donald J. Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joseph R. Biden's election victory. Photo: Independent
The United States Capitol was put on lock down on Wednesday with lawmakers inside as Donald Trump supporters clashed with police, broke through barricades and entered the building. Photo: Julio Cortez/AP
The United States Capitol was put on lock down on Wednesday with lawmakers inside as Donald Trump supporters clashed with police, broke through barricades and entered the building. Photo: Julio Cortez/AP
A pro-Trump protester is pictured making himself at home in the office of House Speaker Nancy P. Pelosi. Photo: Getty Images
A pro-Trump protester is pictured making himself at home in the office of House Speaker Nancy P. Pelosi. Photo: Getty Images
Members of Congress run for cover as protesters attempt to enter the House Chamber. Photo: Getty Images
Members of Congress run for cover as protesters attempt to enter the House Chamber. Photo: Getty Images
The disturbance comes after a summer of protests against coronavirus lockdown measures, including in Michigan where armed militia members stormed the state capitol. Photo: Getty Images
The disturbance comes after a summer of protests against coronavirus lockdown measures, including in Michigan where armed militia members stormed the state capitol. Photo: Getty Images
WASHINGTON DC, USA – The world looked on in shock yesterday, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, when supporters of President Donald J. Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joseph R. Biden's election victory.

At least four people, including a Capitol police officer, have died and 52 were arrested due to the disturbance, Washington DC's police chief Robert J. Contee said.

Contee said late last night that 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser's 6:00 pm curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on US Capitol grounds.

Several others were arrested on charges related to carrying unlicensed or prohibited firearms.

Pipe bombs recovered

In addition, Contee said, two pipe bombs were recovered from the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic national committees, as well as a cooler from a vehicle on US Capitol grounds that contained Molotov cocktails.

Contee, according to Reuters, declined to identify the woman, a Capitol Police officer, shot and killed, saying next of kin notification was still pending.

Three other people also died on Wednesday because of medical emergencies, he added, and 14 police officers were injured - two of whom remain hospitalized.

The nation's lawmakers took to their electoral duties late Wednesday amid broken glass and smashed doors in the US Capitol.

Vice President Michael R. Pence affirmed Biden's win early Thursday, January 7, 2021.

See previous article published January 6, 2021

Violence engulfs US capitol as Trump supporters run riot

The United States Capitol has been put on lockdown today, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with lawmakers inside as Donald J. Trump's supporters clashed with police, broke through barricades and entered the building.

The disturbance comes after a summer of protests against coronavirus lockdown measures, including in Michigan where armed militia members stormed the state capitol.

While both chambers of the US Congress were meeting certify Democrat Joseph R. Biden's win over Donald J. Trump, the proceedings were interrupted by police clashes with rioters in adjoining corridors.

Trump has for weeks claimed to have been the true winner, saying without evidence that the votes cast for Biden in crucial swing states were fraudulent.

He and his supporters have been pressing Vice-President Mike Pence to overturn the election result by refusing to certify Biden's win, something that experts agree he does not have the legal power to do.

In the days leading up to the certification, Trump said that he would attend the "Save America" rally happening in Washington on Wednesday, promising on Twitter that it would be "very big" and "wild".

About an hour after Trump addressed thousands on the National Mall, promising to "never concede" that he had lost, chaos was unleashed.

Shots fired, tear gas used

As a mob of Trump supporters entered the building, people working inside were ordered by local safety officials to shelter in their offices. Shots were fired, according to ABC News, and a woman was shot although the details were not immediately clear. The National Guard was called to help to secure the Capitol.

After breaching barricades Trump supporters were seen walking through the building, waving flags and clashing violently with security. One posted pictures purportedly from House speaker Nancy P. Pelosi’s office where her quickly abandoned laptop appeared to be still on, others took selfies inside the Senate chamber.

Members of Congress were told to don gas masks after teargas was deployed inside the building. Outside the building hundreds of supporters barged through police lines and took over the steps of the Capitol. Video showed injured police officers and violent tussles as they stormed the building.

The move meant that the Senate and the House of Representatives both recessed its debate over congressional certification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory over Trump in November’s presidential election.

31 Responses to “UPDATE: 4 dead, 52 arrested after Trump supporters storm US Capitol”

  • think (06/01/2021, 17:51) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    Who else want to open the borders like a free for all after this pandemonium in the US to add to the large number of people partying and not wearing masks in the BVI.
    • Fran (08/01/2021, 00:25) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      What are these morons so angry about and who did something to them? They are the ones Terrorizing the USA for years. The USA is now reaping what they sowed....HOME GROWN HATRED and RACISM. The entire world is laughing at that CLOWN TRUMP, and his stupid pea brain dangerous stupid followers. This has never been seen before and I hope Clown Trump and his cronies go to prison for CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, for BREEDING THESE NITWITS'.
  • wellsaw (06/01/2021, 18:55) Like (11) Dislike (30) Reply
    Them better leave Trump in that White House mehson....what a ting. This is getting serious now,
    • usa (06/01/2021, 20:34) Like (22) Dislike (10) Reply
      On January 18th, he is to be out of the White House at 12:00 P.M. IF HE REFUSE TO LEAVE, THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WILL BE ESCORTING HIM OUT BY WILL OR FORCE. TRUMP IS AFRAID HE IS GOING TO GO TO PRISON THAT IS WHY HE IS FIGHTING TO STAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE UNDER PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY. THE US ATTORNEY GENERAL IN NEW YORK CITY IS WATING WITH THE FILED PAPERS TO SERVE HIM. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR NEW YORK LETECIA JAMES HAS JAMAICAN ROOTS. SHE STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM AND WORK HER WAY UP. SHE SAID SHE IS WAITING FOR TRUMP.
  • SHAME (06/01/2021, 19:14) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME
  • H (06/01/2021, 20:46) Like (34) Dislike (10) Reply
    Trump is nothing but a demon
    • US (07/01/2021, 10:23) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      @H, he has passed demon status. Even the devil
      in hell has rejected Trump. His reptile looking behind is going to prison and there is nothing he can do to avoid it. That is what happens when you abuse power, it will turn around and destroy. Seems like this year is the year where all the evil doers is going to suffer the most.

    • Greg (08/01/2021, 00:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hope the ones dead were Trump followers.
  • S (06/01/2021, 20:59) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
    Trump term of terror is over
  • one eye (06/01/2021, 21:12) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply

    Crazy @## trump

  • Sick in the Head (06/01/2021, 21:24) Like (25) Dislike (7) Reply

    THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ELECT A 'JACK @##' IN OFFICE..JUST A DISGRACE TO THE WORLD!!!

  • US (06/01/2021, 21:31) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Trump has sealed his fate. He incited what went down. He knows that his is going to jail when he leaves the White House. All his cronies is distancing themselves away from him and the Democrats now controls the Senate and Congress.
  • my 2 cents (07/01/2021, 00:36) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
    Myron if he was premier would have been another trump the bvi people are wise
  • Outsider (07/01/2021, 01:40) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Trump is using those people because he's scared of what's waiting for him without presidential immunity. The Iranians have an arrest warrant filed with Interpo waiting for him . Scotland don't want him. He owes China 200 to 300 million. He owes hundreds of millions to Deutsche Bank and don't forget the mafia. Gosh, I forgot Russia and the Saudi.
    • @outsider (07/01/2021, 16:53) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      And I'm sure he's not above selling the Russians military intel. He's just that type of guy.
  • Ghost (07/01/2021, 06:23) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Trump gives evil a new name.. him and his minions are nothing but a set of wicked humans.. God made them good but they let Satan creep into their hearts but God is Showing them who is Boss!.. they don’t fear nor Reverend God for Whom He Is. (OMNIPOTENT GOD) but to Him and Only Him they all must bow..(All of us).. God Spoke in that election and the Georgia Run-off but they’re trying to fly in the face of God..though some of our “flesh” even my own at times feels to hate them (being real) but let’ us pray against our flesh staying obedient to God for hate is not of God and instead pray for God to Change their hearts for they are wicked and foolish and only God can change them. the wicked only prosper for a while..
    • 11780. Find them (07/01/2021, 09:36) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      This take over of such an important building was much too easy, with little resistance,,In a matter of an hour people was inside the building, One the protesters became speaker for the short time posing in the speaker chair,,,,,I am sure These protesters didn't realize getting in the house of parliament would been this easy , Just two or three with machine guns and it would have been a total take over and lots of blood spil,. Trump said it. He is going out fighting, and he did. , Come the 21st he will be in handcuffs,,,
      • Bolly (07/01/2021, 11:42) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
        The takeover was easy because of who the protesters were, if they were Blacks or Arabs then you would have seen the difference. What u saw was white privilege at its best.
  • hhmmm (07/01/2021, 07:32) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Trump supporters remind me of BVI locals who go club and don’t wear mask but post no mask no service
  • LilyAnn (07/01/2021, 08:57) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    The White House in the movies has more effective Security than the Real white house .. comical !!!!!
  • The TRUTH (07/01/2021, 10:09) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    Trump was white supremacists last hope, hence their cult like worship of him. Good riddance. America needs to begin to heal.
  • Pound and Pence (07/01/2021, 11:59) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    Only 4? Should of been a baker’s dozen of those barbaric Neanderthals executed!!
    • To Pound and Pence (07/01/2021, 17:20) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      You're quite right, should have been more. But when they had the BLM marches, the police were out in force pelting them with rubber bullets, tear gas, the full works.
      • Pound and Pence (08/01/2021, 11:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Blatant racism. Black protesters to them are terrorist. White trump sympathisers are patriotic American and Dixie flag waving good guys expressing their constitutional rights. The constitution does not apply to black people to them..
  • 20.20.1. (07/01/2021, 13:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the result of lies, hatred, racism, misinformation, calls for civil unrest and certain media houses that allowed themselves used as conduits for gain to encourage these behavior. Sadly this same environment exists here in our territory. I pray the result will not be the same.
  • El Bunko (07/01/2021, 13:30) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    What a sh*thole country.
  • BS! (07/01/2021, 13:40) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Did no one see the real problem here? These people were allowed easy access because they were (mostly) white. If black people had gone to the Capitol like that the police would have been shooting and killing like you have never seen before. USA displays it's deep rooted racism once again for all the world to see.
  • hgfhfghgf (07/01/2021, 21:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • NezRez (08/01/2021, 00:41) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Police who were taking selfies with them should be fired forth with!


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