WASHINGTON, DC. – The US The National Guard is on its way to the Capitol after nearly two hours of protests outside and inside the building, which, among other things, disrupted a joint congressional session to count the votes of the electoral college, reports The Associated Press

The White House said shortly before 4 p.m. that National Guard troops and other federal protection agencies were on their way to the Capitol to help clear the building and grounds of President Donald Trump’s supporters, who had a violent attack around 2 p.m. Occupation began when US. The Capitol Police began evacuating some of the convention buildings, the AP reports

Trump’s supporters are trying to thwart certification of the 2020 presidential election, the report said

Spokesman Kayleigh McEnany tweeted, “On instructions from President @ realDonaldTrump, the National Guard is on the move with other federal protection agencies. We are reiterating President Trump’s call against violence and staying peaceful”

Video footage of the scene shows people breaking windows to break through the Capitol, standing on government vehicles, and forcibly collaborating with law enforcement agencies who have so far been unable to suppress the riots.Video has also emerged of a woman who was shot in the Capitol

Republican lawmakers, many of whom speak to reporters on national television, have publicly urged Trump to condemn the violence and end the occupation

Trump lost the November election to Democrat Joe Biden He refused to admit and has worked for the past two months to convince his supporters that widespread electoral fraud prevented his own victory

Members of the House of Representatives should wear gas masks when demonstrators violate the U.S. Capitol One person was shot: Latest updates

Note to readers: If you buy something through one of our affiliate links, we may receive a commission

By registering on or using this website, you accept our user agreement, privacy policy and cookie statement as well as your privacy rights for California (updated on 1121)

© 2021 Advance Local Media LLC All rights reserved (About Us) The material on this website may only be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached, or otherwise used with the prior written consent of Advance Local

White House

World News – UK – The White House says the National Guard is on its way to the Capitol

Source: https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/01/white-house-says-national-guard-headed-to-capitol.html