Hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump stormed the building of the American Congress in Washington last night. Four people were killed, police said.
After a four-hour siege of the Congress building, lawmakers gathered again to continue verifying Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election. Washington is still under curfew, and the Capitol building and surrounding streets are surrounded by national guards and police.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a curfew overnight.
The DC police chief says that from 9:30 pm local time, they made 52 arrests, four for carrying a gun without a permit, one for carrying a prohibited weapon, 47 for violating curfew and illegal entry.
Two pipe bombs were found, one from the Democratic National Committee office, not far from the Capitol, and one from the nearby Republican National Committee headquarters, CNN reports.
14 police officers were injured
DC Mayor Bowser and Police Chief Robert Contee held a press conference in protest.
They said the woman who was shot was part of a group of several individuals who were forced into a room of the house that was still sitting.
They were confronted by plainclothes officers, and the officer pulled out a weapon and fired it. The woman was taken to a hospital and announced dead. Authorities are holding her ID card until her closest relatives are notified.
They also said that three more people died, one was an adult woman and the other two were men. At least 14 members of the Metro police department were injured. Two were admitted to the hospital, one had serious injuries after being dragged into the crowd, and the other was hit in the face by a projectile.
So far, more than 52 people have been arrested, and 47 of them for violating curfew.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended the state of emergency for 15 days until the day of the inauguration.
– Many people came to the District armed and for the purpose of participating in violence and destruction, and they also engaged in violence and destruction. They fired chemical irritants, bricks, bottles, and guns – Mayor Muriel Bowser said.
The city is already under the curfew announced by the mayor from 6 pm to 6 am on Wednesday, although dozens of people have been arrested for violating the order.
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