Pro-Trump protesters force way into Capitol

Trump Supporters Enter US Capitol Amid Protest Over His Election Loss

President Trump on Wednesday urged his supporters to "stay peaceful" after thousands of protesters unhappy with the election result stormed the US Capitol. "President Trump must call for an end to this escalating situation, acknowledge the will of the people to bring President-Elect Biden to the White House and move immediately to a peaceful transition of power".

NY authorities arrested eight people in protests against outgoing president Donald Trump held last night in the Big Apple after the assault on the Capitol in Washington and have received false bomb threats at two properties owned by the real estate tycoon in the city, local media reported on Thursday.

Trump's supporters, in a solidarity march, went berserk, destroying properties.

"I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful". Security officers piled furniture against the chamber's door and drew their pistols before helping lawmakers and others escape.

Trump has tweeted a message to protesters who have stormed the US Capitol, saying: "No violence!"

The President hopes by creating chaos and lending credence to his false claims the election was rife with fraud, he can at least depart office with his supporters believing he was the rightful victor whose victory was stolen. The certification process was stopped and Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress were evacuated.One civilian was shot dead, Washington police said. "An assault on the people's representatives and the Capitol Hill police sworn to protect them, and the public servants who work at the heart of our republic", he said.

Donald Trump has shared a new video, just minutes after President-elect Joe Biden called on him to address the nation and put a halt to the pro-Trump protests occurring in Washington DC and around the country.

"We are back in our posts". His explosive language appears to be sparking a serious divide in the GOP, which could have major implications in the 2022 midterm elections, when the Republicans will try to recapture both houses of Congress and expand their control of the governorships.

"Enough is enough", Graham said on the floor of the Senate.

An IED was also found on the US Capitol's grounds.

It was the most damaging attack on the iconic building since the British army burned it in 1814, according to the US Capitol Historical Society. The protestors flocked to the United States Capitol building following the march. "Just plain, simple decency", Biden said.

Borrowing one of his own campaign slogans, he adds: "We have to have peace".

Washington D.C.'s Mayor Muriel E Bowser has imposed a citywide curfew to curb the erratic and violent behaviour. Facebook and Instagram have also locked him out for 24 hours for 'policy violations'. After debate, the House and Senate rejected two objections to the tally and certified the final Electoral College vote with Biden receiving 306 votes and Trump 232 votes.

Earlier on Wednesday, President Trump hosted an event near the White House to galvanize supporters to "never concede" in disputing the results of the presidential election.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., reportedly declared, to bipartisan applause, that both chambers would reconvene to ratify Biden's victory after the protesters were cleared.

A joint session of Congress is due to take place that will methodically count each Electoral College vote and is largely ceremonial.

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