Four dead after Donald Trump’s supporters stormed US Capitol and clashed with police in a bid to stop Joe Biden’s victory being certified
Four people are dead while dozens have been arrested after Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol over Joe Biden’s victory.
There was a clashed between Trump supporters and the police in a bid to stop Joe Biden’s victory being certified.
A female Trump supporter, Ashli Babbit was confirmed dead after she was shot in the chest when she and other protesters breached security perimeters at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, Dec 6.
According to Babbit’s husband, Babbit was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with Air Force as a “high level security official”, a fervent supporter of Trump and “a great patriot to all who knew her”.
However, it is yet unclear who shot Babbit as the Metropolitan Police Department in DC conducts an investigation into her death.
Eyewitness videos suggested that she may have been shot by police while trying to climb through a broken window near congressional chambers.
DC Police said that three other people died on Capitol grounds on Wednesday, January 6 according to Politico. Those three deaths were related to unspecified “individual medical emergencies”.
Several blocks away from the Capitol, a man was stabbed outside the Trump International Hotel, NBC reported.
Many police officers were reportedly injured and law enforcement officials say at least two pipe bombs were found near the grounds.
The chaos erupted after Trump encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol after a rally earlier in the afternoon . It was only after violence broke out that he asked them to remain peaceful.
Trump in a new video has urged his supporters to remain peaceful and to go home.