The ‘Attack On Democracy’ | Riots In Washington, Trump Supporters Storm Parliament, Curfew Imposed
According to US media, a large number of supporters of US President Donald Trump broke through barriers and security fences and entered the Capitol Hill building in Washington.
What the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, the demonstrators by police were also sprayed on the itch.
Several policemen were injured in the shooting death of a woman who was hospitalized but died while succumbed to injuries during clashes with protesters.
Washington imposes curfew
The Washington administration has called on the US government to impose a curfew and withdraw troops, but the Pentagon has denied the allegations.
Following the US government’s approval, a curfew has been imposed in Washington from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., while the Capitol Hill building has also been locked down.
The attack on Capitol Hill is the darkest day in American history: Joe Biden
US President-elect Joe Biden told the nation on the occasion that the violent demonstration outside the Capitol Hill building was not a reflection of American democracy.
Joe Biden called the attack on the Capitol Hill building the darkest day in US history and called on President Trump to appear on state television to urge protesters to remain calm and to end the protests.
Love supporters, don’t take the law into your own hands: Trump
In response to the newly elected president’s call, US President Donald Trump called on the protesters to remain calm and disperse.
I love my supporters, don’t take the law into their own hands and go home
After the US president and his supporters were dispersed by the police fell silent streets evacuated from the building, protesters took control of Capitol Hill.
The perpetrators must be brought to justice: US Secretary of State
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that
I believe in the fundamental right of every citizen to protest peacefully in order to achieve their goals, but it is unacceptable for protesters to enter the Capitol Hill building to bring the perpetrators to justice
Delete Trump’s tweets, Facebook post and Twitter account also blocked
Twitter has deleted recent tweets of US President Trump on the riots in Washington.
After the riots in Washington and the attack on the parliament by Trump supporters, the US President had called for the abolition of the rights of Americans in a tweet.
Trump said that such incidents happen when people are kept away in elections, Americans should always remember this day.
The Twitter administration deleted 3 tweets of the US President and also locked his account for 12 hours.
The administration says his account will remain locked until Trump removes the tweet.
The French foreign minister tweeted that “violence against American institutions is a serious attack on democracy.” I condemn it. The will and the votes of the American people must be respected.
The European Union has also expressed regret over the incident. European Council President Charles Mitchell tweeted: “Watching tonight in Washington DC is nothing short of shocking.”
“In the eyes of the world, American democracy is under siege tonight,” said Joseph Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief.
“Shameful scenes in the US Congress,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter.
The United States stands for democracy around the world, and now it is important that there be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power
Details of the deaths during the Capitol Hill riots
Washington DC Mayor Bowser and Police Chief Robert Conte recently spoke at a press conference about the damage caused by the riots on Capitol Hill and the overall situation.
He said the woman who was shot dead by police was part of a group of people who tried to break into the building during the meeting.
The group was apprehended by plainclothes men and an officer had to use a weapon.
The woman was taken to hospital, where her death was confirmed. Their identities will not be revealed until their close relatives are notified.
Elaborating on other deaths, he said the other three killed included a middle-aged woman and two men. All three died of various medical emergencies.
About 14 people from the Metro Police Department were also injured during the incident, two of whom had to be hospitalized. One of them suffered serious injuries as he was dragged into the crowd.
یورش گروهی از معترضان هوادار رئیسجمهور دونالد ترامپ به ساختمان کنگره آمریکا همزمان با آغاز مراسم تایید آرای ایالتی در این ساختمان با ریاست معاون رئیسجمهور مایک پنس. pic.twitter.com/iespGIR7Nu
- Hadi Nili (@HadiNili) January 6, 2021
US Capitol on lockdown as Trump demonstrators swarm the building during Biden certification debate
- BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 6, 2021
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