LIVE: Donald Trump supporters forcibly enter Capitol Hill and Electoral College vote counting stops

LIVE: Donald Trump Supporters Forcibly Enter Capitol Hill And Electoral College Vote Counting Stops

Thousands of followers of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, gathered on Wednesday before the Capitol in Washington DC. and they demolished several security fences, which generated clashes with the police and chaotic scenes at the gates of Congress, where legislators carry out the formal validation of the result of the 2020 elections.

Given that, the authorities closed the Capitol and the electoral college’s vote counting process stopped. Despite the closure, several US media reported that protesters gained access to the interior of the Capitol. The mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, ordered a curfew in the city starting at 6:00 p.m.

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US CAPITOL UNDER SIEGE: Tear gas deployed inside rotunda; lawmakers told to find escape hoods / gas masks under their seats and put them on.

– Breaking911 (@ Breaking911) January 6, 2021

In fact, the protesters reached the doors of the chamber of the Lower House, which was evicted and the US Vice President, Mike Pence, had to be expelled from the Senate.

The security forces also began to fire tear gas and journalists saw the Capitol police with the weapon drawn.

They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling “Trump won that election!” This is insane

– Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021

Also, several congressmen denounced through their social networks that they ordered them to vacate their offices.

In the midst of the protests, the president made a call for peace through his Twitter account. Previously, he had exhorted his followers to go to the Capitol.

Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021

Following the start of the joint session of the House and Senate, Trump tweeted that Vice President Mike Pence “did not have the courage” to agree to his request and block the election results.

In a statement issued minutes before the ceremony that Pence will preside over and in which the votes of each state will be proclaimed, the vice president said: “It is my judgment that my oath to protect and defend the Constitution prevents me from assuming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should count and which ones should not ”.

Under the Constitution, the vice president has no authority to alter the results of the elections. In any case, any objection to the electoral result would have to come from members of the House of Representatives or the Senate. Voters in each state were chosen in accordance with state law and not by fraud.

“Mike Pence did not have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account.

Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021

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