At 6 pm curfew was imposed in the US capital after an electoral protest grew ugly and protesters broke into the Congress building
Washington: More than 50 people have been detained in the course of violent protests at the US Capitol on Wednesday. At 6 pm curfew was imposed in the US capital after an electoral protest grew ugly and protesters broke into the Congress building, the USA Today reported.
According to the police chief, 26 out of 52 arrests were made on US Capitol grounds. The majority of them were arrested over curfew violations, local police chief Robert Contee said. “As of 9:30, we have made 52 arrests.
Four arrests for carrying pistols without licenses, one arrest for possession of a prohibited weapon, 47 arrests related to curfew violations and unlawful entry,” Contee states at a press conference.
Several policemen injured in clashes
Several policemen were injured in the clashes, while a woman was shot and taken to hospital. However, she succumbed to her injuries. According to reports, the US Department of Defense had initially rejected the administration’s request to call in the army.
Newly-elected US President Joe Biden has said that the violent demonstration outside the Capitol Hill building is not a reflection of American democracy.
Attack on Capitol Hill building – darkest day in American history
In his address to the nation, 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 TV and call on protesters to remain calm and to end the protests.
Somewhere Following the president-elect’s call, US President Donald Trump called on protesters to remain calm and disperse. He said that he loves his supporters but they should not take the law into their own hands and go back home.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online I just broke his supporters after the announcement of the President and came rushing into the streets by the police to evict the demonstrators who took control of the Capitol Hill building.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the entry of protesters into the Capitol Hill building “unacceptable” and said the perpetrators must be brought to justice.