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Donald Trump Accused Of "Coup" As Mob Storm US Capitol, Clashes With Police, 4 Dead | Updates
Trump supporters overturned barricades and clashed with police on the US Capitol grounds and streamed inside the building.
Donald Trump Accused Of "Coup" As Mob Storm US Capitol, Clashes With Police,4 Dead | Updates
New Delhi: Four people died on the US Capitol grounds on Wednesday and 52 people have been arrested after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building in an unprecedented effort to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.
Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J Contee in a late-night news conference said that 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violation of Mayor Muriel Bowser's 6 p.m curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on US Capitol grounds.
The unverified videos appear to show a woman who was part of the protests on the floor inside the Capitol and bleeding after gunfire erupted momentarily.
"One shooting victim was transported from the Capitol," said a person attached to an emergency response unit to AFP, adding that there were "other injuries" in the chaotic protests and that the situations remained fluid.
The Washington Post reported that police said the victim was a white female shot in the shoulder and CNN said that she was in critical condition at the local hospital.
The protestors supporting Donald Trump swarmed the US Capitol, putting it on lockdown, as Vice President Mike Pence rebuffed the president's demand to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden and the Senate's Republican leader denounced a bid in Congress to undo the election result.
The Donald Trump supporters overturned barricades and clashed with police on the US Capitol grounds and streamed inside the building. The demonstrations flared as the lawmakers met inside to formally certify Biden's victory over Donald Trump in November 3 election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to the effort, saying, "If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side, our democracy would enter a death spiral."
Joe Biden won the election by 306-232 in the state-by-state Electoral College and by more than 7 million ballots in the national popular vote, but Donald Trump continues to falsely claim there was widespread fraud and that he was the victor.
The voters, courts, and states "have all spoken," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "If we overrule them, it would damage our republic forever," he added.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the challenges "an attempted coup" and said, "The Congress does not determine the outcome of an election. The people do."
"We will never give up," told Donald Trump earlier thousands of cheering supporters on the grassy expanse near the White House called Ellipse. "We will never concede. It doesn't happen. You don't concede when there's theft involved."
The US President Donald Trump in his speech applied fresh pressure on Pence to try to reverse the election results.
Mike Pence in a statement said he shares the concerns about the "integrity" of the election but that is not correct that he should be able to accept or reject electoral votes unilaterally.
(With Input from agencies)