By Graham Kates, Victoria Albert, Jordan Freiman, Justin Carissimo and Zoe Christen Jones

Updated on: 7 January 2021 / 1:12 a.m.
/ CBS NEWS

At least four people are dead after supporters of President Trump stormed the U. Washington, D.C. CapitolC.On Wednesday, he forced Congress to evacuate as lawmakers counted votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.The chaos broke out shortly after Mr. Trump again delivered a speech falsely claiming he won a second term and swore, “We will never admit””

One woman was shot dead by police after breaking through the Capitol and attempting to enter the chamber of the house. Three others died as a result of “medical emergencies”, according to the Metropolitan Police Department

Troops from Virginia, Maryland and the DC. National Guard Deployed to Quench the Violence A few hours after the first violation, law enforcement officials announced that the Capitol had been secured

When the chaos ensued, Mr. Trump urged his supporters to go home, but reiterated the false, flammable claim that the election was stolen “We must have peace, we must have law and order,” the president said
Police said 52 people were arrested on Wednesday, four were related to gun charges and six firearms were recovered.Two pipe bombs, one near the Republican National Committee and one near the Democratic National Committee, were also recovered, along with a cooler filled with Molotov cocktails

The Senate and House of Representatives both came together late Wednesday to recount the votes of the electoral college “The United States and the United States Congress have faced far greater threats than the crowd we saw today,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said “We have never been deterred and will not be deterred today”

The FBI asked for assistance on Wednesday “to identify individuals who are actively engaged in violence in Washington, D”C”

The FBI urges anyone who has “witnessed unlawful violence” to post information, videos or photos to its online tips portal

According to Metro D, four people died in the violent protest in the Capitol Police One woman was shot dead by the police and three others died as a result of medical emergencies

So far, more than 52 people have been arrested, of which 47 concerned violations of the curfew

Police officers said they also found two pipe bombs, one on the Republican National Committee and one on the Democratic National Committee. A Molotov cocktail was also found not far from the Capitol

Washington, DC.Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday evening that she was extending the city’s emergency statement for another 15 days, citing violence earlier in the day from Trump supporters who stormed the U.S Capitol

“They fired chemical irritants, bricks, bottles and guns, they violated the security of the Capitol, and their destructive and seditious behavior may spread beyond the Capitol. Your motivation continues,” Bowser said in a statement

Bowser also noted that “some individuals” are likely to be eliminated by the date of inauguration on Jan. January will continue to protest violently

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he was 1Will send 000 members of the New York National Guard to Washington, D C.up to two weeks “to support and facilitate the peaceful transition of the president’s power”

“For 244 years the cornerstone of our democracy has been the peaceful transfer of power and New York stands ready to help ensure that the will of the American people is carried out safely and resolutely,” added Cuomo

White House Assistant Secretary Sarah Matthews resigned Wednesday night In a statement to CBS News, Matthews said, “As someone who worked in the convention halls, I was deeply upset about what I saw today I’m going to be with Resign from my role with immediate effect Our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power “

Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement that he and his wife Rosalynn were “troubled by the violence at the U” p Capitol today “

“This is a national tragedy and not who we are as a nation,” said Mr. Carter said, “After watching elections in difficult democracies around the world, I know that we, the people, can unite to step back from this abyss and obey our nation’s laws peacefully, and we must pray together with our fellow citizens for a peaceful solution so that our nation can heal and complete the transfer of power like it has done for more than two centuries “


Instagram announced on Wednesday that it has banned President Trump’s account for 24 hours. Facebook, which owns Instagram, also recently banned the President’s account for 24 hours in a now-removed video that appeared on multiple social media Platforms has been released, Mr. Trump repeated false claims that his election was stolen when violent protesters broke the US Capitol

Twitter also has Mr. Trump’s account for 12 hours starting with deleting tweets that violate platform policies.His account will remain banned unless the tweets are deleted

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said the attack on the Capitol was “by Mr. Trump, who “wrote” that his use of the presidency to destroy confidence in our election and poison our respect for fellow citizens was made possible by pseudo-political leaders whose names as profiles will live in cowardice in shame “

“Our constitution and our republic will overcome this stain and We the people will come together again to form a more perfect union, while Mr Trump will rightly be a man without a country,” added Mattis

The Republican National Committee released a statement on Wednesday condemning the violent attack on the US Capitol earlier in the day

“These violent scenes that we have seen do not represent acts of patriotism, but an attack on our country and its founding principles,” reads the statement, “Our founding fathers founded a nation of law, not a nation of anarchy We demand everyone involved to listen to the judicial officers and to help restore order to the capital of our nation “

Former President Barack Obama blamed President Trump for the violence in the US Capitol on Wednesday, calling on Republican lawmakers to “choose the reality” and counter the president’s misinformation by accepting the results of the electoral college

Mr Obama said the violence was “instigated by a seated president who continued to lie unfounded about the outcome of a legitimate election,” adding that “for the past two months, a political party and its media ecosystem have too often been unwilling to do so to say supporters of the truth – that this was not a particularly close election and that President-elect Biden was elected on Jan. January is inaugurated “

“For now, Republican leaders have a choice that has been made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy,” said Mr Obama said, “You can go on this path and keep the raging fires up, Or you can choose reality and take the first steps to put out the flames. You can choose America” ​​

Having evacuated the building earlier in the day, the legislature has now returned to the Capitol to count the votes of the electoral college and to seal the victory of President-elect Biden in the November elections It is not yet clear whether lawmakers, who previously said they would object to the results, will change their minds after Wednesday’s violence

At least 13 people were arrested in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser, most of those arrested live outside of DC.

Twitter has banned President Trump’s Twitter account for at least 12 hours because of his tweets about the attack on the US Capitol said the company on Wednesday

“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, DC.We have requested the removal of three @ realDonaldTrump tweets that were posted today for repeated and serious violations of our Civic Integrity Policy, “the company said. This means that @realDonaldTrump’s account will remain on for 12 hours after those tweets are removed Blocked If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain blocked “

The company warned that future policy violations could result in the permanent suspension of Mr. Trump’s account

Several posts by Mr Trump was withdrawn from his account on Wednesday In a video that was removed, Mr. Trump urged his followers to leave the Capitol but also made countless false claims related to the election, with the company also removing a tweet saying, “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide occurs -Election victory so unceremoniously & is viciously removed by great patriots who have been badly treated & for so long “

When it was Mr. In Trump’s video, the company said it was “working proactively to protect the health of public conversation on the service and would take action against content that violates Twitter rules””

This news comes after officials urged Twitter to call Mr. Trump’s Platform According to the social media site’s terms of use, “threats and calls for violence violate Twitter rules”

Many of Mr. Trump’s previous tweets and video statements have been flagged as “controversial allegations” by the company, but none tweeted directly from the president’s account have been actively removed

When a curfew went into effect in Washington, DC.Hours after a violent mob descended on the U Republicans and Democrats in Congress pledged to pursue their constitutional duty to count the votes that will confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

Legislators appeared poised to rally again after the day’s notable events that turned into chaos and violence as pro-Trump protesters broke security barriers and were given access to the Capitol

“I’ve experienced violent hatred before, I wasn’t deterred then, and I will not be deterred now,” tweeted Congressman Jim Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina. “Tonight, Congress will do the business of confirming the Votes of the electoral college continue “

House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi said that after consulting with Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader, Clyburn, the Majority Whip, and talking to the Pentagon, the Justice Department and Vice President Mike Pence, the process will continue in the Capitol / p>

“We always knew that this responsibility would lead us into the night. The night may still be long, but we hope for a shorter agenda, but our goal will be achieved,” she wrote in a letter to Democratic colleagues

Pelosi said the attack on the Capitol could not deter us from our responsibility to confirm the choice of Joe Biden “

Representative Susan Wild said Wednesday that keeping members of Congress in the same place was a “super-spreader event”, adding that some lawmakers do not wear masks, while the Pennsylvania Democrat said lawmakers After the evacuation from the Capitol in a safe place with 300 to 400 people were housed

“It’s what I would call a COVID super-spreader event. About half of the people in the room don’t wear masks despite being offered surgical masks,” Wild said on CBSN, “They refused to take them to wear “

When asked who was not wearing a mask, Wild pointed to Republicans – although she did find many Republicans wore a mask. She said some newly minted Republican Congressmen appeared to be “openly displaying” that they weren’t wearing a mask / p>

“It’s exactly the kind of situation we were told by the doctors not to be in close proximity, especially with people who don’t wear masks,” added Wild. “We weren’t even allowed to get too close.” Thanksgiving and Christmas meet up with our families and now we’re in the same room with people flaunting the rules and it’s very crowded here “

In a letter to colleagues on Wednesday evening, Pelosi condemned the “shameful” riots in the Capitol and said she believed Congress should proceed with the electoral college vote once the Capitol is secured

“Today our democracy has been shamefully attacked. It has been anointed at the highest levels of government. However, it cannot deter us from our responsibility to confirm the election of Joe Biden,” Pelosi said. “To this end, we have, in consultation with Leader Hoyer and Whip Clyburn and after phone calls to the Pentagon, Justice Department and Vice President decided to resume at the Capitol tonight once it is cleared for use. Leader Hoyer will send further notices later today “

Pelosi also expressed the hope that “this incitement to violence will be a revelation for our country to heal”

“We always knew that this responsibility would lead us into the night. The night may still be long, but we hope for a shorter agenda, but our goal will be achieved,” said Pelosi. “We also knew that today, despite Unfounded objections to voting in the electoral college would be a positive part of history. We shall now be part of history as such a shameful image of our country has been presented to the world, instigated at the highest level “

When protesters continued to clash with police in the US Capitol, President Trump, tweeted, “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously viciously liberated & from great patriots who have been mistreated for & for so long”

Mr Trump was criticized by lawmakers for failing to take a stronger stance on the violence in a video released earlier Wednesday urging supporters to leave, but also reiterating several false claims about the election he denounced the violence of the Group not at

I was sitting in the Senate press gallery Wednesday afternoon writing an email to the CBS news office describing the events of the last half hour of the debate over objections to Arizona’s electoral roll when Vice President Mike Pence was rushing out of the Senate Chamber Evacuated I assumed this was for security reasons, given the crowd of noisy protesters that had gathered outside the building

I quickly emailed my editors to let them know Pence was gone, thinking it was a false positive. But soon the Senate Gallery staff were shouting “lock the doors” and it was clear that the situation was serious Reporters were shown into the press gallery above the Senate Chamber and the doors locked. We could hear the muffled sound of the rioters outside

Electronics are not allowed in the chamber, but I brought my laptop and cell phone to let my editors know I was safe Senators were on their phones, presumably calling family members as cops looked at the locked doors At one point, Senator Amy Klobuchar shouted that shots had been fired and told her colleagues to stay away from the doors and take the situation seriously

Suddenly the senators called for the evacuation Reporters were initially stuck in the gallery on the third floor overlooking the chamber Senator Cory Booker called the reporters on the balcony and asked how we were. I laughed, probably with a hint of hysteria “We’re doing great,” I called back

Reporters were shuffled out of the Chamber and taken to a safe place by Capitol Police officers along with the Senators. The Senate was on hiatus, and the rioters soon got access to the Chamber

Former President George W Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, issued a statement Wednesday condemning the Trump supporters’ protests at the Capitol, calling the scene “chaos” and “insurrection”

“The violent attack on the Capitol – and the disruption of a constitutionally mandated Congress – was undertaken by people whose passions were inflamed by falsehoods and false hopes,” the statement reads

They urged both the rioters and “every patriotic citizen” to support the “rule of law” “

The woman who was shot in the US Capitol has died from her injuries, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson told CBS News. Spokeswoman Alaina Gertz said the woman was a civilian

Police have not yet disclosed the woman’s identity and it is currently unclear who fired the shot that killed her. At least seven other people were injured in the protest- Justin Carissimo & Jordan Freiman

“We removed it because we felt it would carry rather than reduce the risk of persistent violence,” tweeted Guy Rosen, vice president of integrity at Facebook

This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate immediate action, including removing President Trump’s video, we removed it because we believe it carries rather than reduces the risk of ongoing violence

Facebook is one of several social media platforms that Mr Trump’s recent content violates their Terms of Use However, you will be the first to remove the message entirely instead of marking it as unwarranted

“We prohibit incitement and encourage violence on our platform. We actively review and remove content that violates these rules”

According to D, seven people were injured in the violence on Wednesday Fire and Rescue Services One of the injured suffered grazes and fractures from a fall, while another suffered cardiac arrest

Police later said a woman died after being shot dead in the Capitol. She was previously hospitalized and listed in critical condition

Flashbangs and an apparent chemical irritant emanated from an entrance to the Capitol as police in protective clothing slowly began evacuating rioters who had been crowded around the door around 5 p.m. Wednesday

In the scene that unfolded after hours of chaos, the Capitol was locked and lawmakers were taken to hidden places after an unprecedented rupture of the building by the presidential supporters

Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, spoke to a crowd of supporters outside the White House Wednesday morning and said, “Let’s go to court by fighting”” Thousands had gathered to protest against the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 elections. The President later praised Giuliani’s speech in a speech of his own in which he again called on supporters to “stop the theft” and declared: “We will never admit””

According to Mr. Trump’s remarks, his supporters marched to the Capitol, and members of the crowd stormed the building, broke in, and clashed with police in a series of violent clashes. One woman was shot and at least five others injured

In a video aimed at suppressing the mayhem in the Capitol, President Trump reiterated the claim on Wednesday that the elections he had lost were “stolen” before telling his supporters who stormed the Capitol: “You have to now Going Home “The video comes after other national leaders, including President-elect Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Chair Kevin McCarthy, Mr Trump sends his supporters home after violence breaks out in the Capitol

“We must have peace, we must have law and order,” said Mr Trump said in the video statement then repeated more false claims about the election before telling his supporters again to leave “We must have peace So go home, we love you, you are very special”

Chuck Schumer, chairman of the Senate minority, and Nancy Pelosi, spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, have urged President Trump to contain the violent protesters at the U.S Capitol

“We call on President Trump to demand that all demonstrators leave the US Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately, “said Schumer and Pelosi in a joint statement

The news comes as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol According to Mr. Trump urged the protesters in the Capitol to remain peaceful, Schumer replied on Twitter, saying, “It’s a little late for that don’t you think?”

President-elect Joe Biden called on President Trump to appear on national television and condemn his supporters who stormed the Capitol He called the staggering breach “an attack on the rule of law like we’ve never seen before””

Biden said President Trump’s supporters, who forcibly clashed with police before entering the building, “committed an attack on the Citadel of Freedom, the Capitol itself”

“A president’s words matter, no matter how good or bad that president is. At best, a president’s words can inspire, at worst they can inspire,” said Biden

Kevin McCarthy, chairman of the minority House of Representatives, said in an interview with CBS News Wednesday afternoon that protesters who stormed the Capitol in support of President Trump are “un-American”

“I totally condemn the violence in the Capitol,” McCarthy said, adding that he believed some of the protesters who broke through the building planned the incursion

“If you’ve been watching some of the people, some of the things that I’ve seen in this Capitol, there are people who have plans, there are people who want to make America look like this,” McCarthy

said
The president deployed the National Guard to protect the Capitol from his supporters on Wednesday afternoon, hours after they stormed the building and breached it in a chaotic and violent scene of clashes with Capitol police outside and inside the building followed a fiery speech by Mr. Trump, in which he once falsely claimed to have won the November election

The decision to deploy the National Guard was announced in a tweet from White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

The Secret Service and Federal Security Service will support Capitol Hill Police, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman told CBS News

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested that the Department of Defense send 200 members of the National Guard This application is currently being examined

The video captured from the Capitol by slate writer Jim Newell showed a protester breaking a glass window on a door to the Capitol with a blunt object. The senators were taken to a safe location, and the police, the protective clothing is located in the building

Ken Cuccinelli, a Homeland Security official, urged the President’s supporters to leave the Capitol on a tweet Wednesday afternoon

“This summer we rightly condemned Antifa for months for storming federal buildings in Portland. If you enter the Capitol against police orders, you have to go There is a convenient place to deal with grievances It’s not,” Cuccinelli wrote

That summer we rightly condemned Antifa for months for storming federal buildings in Portland If you enter the Capitol against police orders, you have to go There’s a convenient place to go to grapple It’s not

Grace Segers of CBS News reports that she and other journalists will be evacuated from the Capitol along with Senators.She was sitting in the Senate Gallery counting the votes of the electoral college when the protesters came to the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon

Journalists and senators move from the Capitol to another Senate building via the network of tunnels that connect the various congress buildings

Authorities first evacuated the senators, then said the press could follow suit and shut down elevators from the gallery to avoid protesters who made it past security into the building – Arden Farhi

US. The Capitol Police have sent out a security alert regarding a “domestic security threat” “Urging those in the Capitol to move into office / castle doors, take cover and be silent.” A few minutes earlier, a Audio recording played stating the complex is locked – Arden Farhi

In a tweet, President Trump appeared to be trying to contain a chaotic and spiraling situation in the Capitol, in which his supporters clashed with police and broke through the building

“Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement, you really are on our country’s side, stay peaceful!” The president tweeted

The building was opened the previous Wednesday as a pack of Mr. Trump’s supporters roamed the halls

Please support our police and law enforcement in the Capitol. They really are on our country’s side. Stay Peaceful!

After protesters stormed the Capitol, resulting in a lockdown and little skirmishes with police, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a 6 pm curfew in public places tonight, banning civilians other than key workers to be

Today I order a curfew for the District of Columbiam from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th January, until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, 7 January ImageTwittercom / lp6Pt3DcYC

A small group of protesters managed to get into the Capitol at around 2 p.m. Wednesday House and Senate meetings were abruptly interrupted when the building was locked

The US. The Capitol Police sent a text message that read “Capitol: Threat to Internal Security: Go into Office / Castle Doors, Take Cover and Be Silent”

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