The Capitol was locked down and Pence was evacuated. The massive wildfires brought heavy smoke across Portland last week, briefly veering the focus away from the social unrest and the more than 100 nights of demonstrations in the Oregon city. Let us help. She cited what she believes are “suspicious” videos of ballot counting in Georgia. WASHINGTON — The nation's lawmakers took to their electoral duties late Wednesday amid broken glass and smashed doors in the U.S. Capitol following an historic day of havoc wrought by pro-Trump rioters who breached the building in hopes of thwarting President-elect Joe Biden's victory. ‘To avoid such tragedy,’ Rahul Gandhi tweets in support of farmers’ protest, will meet President today ‘In this satyagraha, all of us will give to support our annadatas,’ Rahul Gandhi wrote. ET. Evans has posted a series of videos in recent days. No Democrats are expected to object to the results. “There is nothing patriotic about what is occurring on Capitol Hill,’’ tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida. About 20 law enforcement officers were guarding a barricade along Pennsylvania Avenue, near the reflecting pool in front of the U.S. Capitol. State officials said the full video shows the suitcases were actually standard containers used to secure ballots. ET curfew took effect, police in riot gear stood outside the Capitol and held rioters at bay. “It’s more like tyranny.”. "We will never concede," Trump said. After both the House and Senate voted to rejected an objection to Arizona's 11 Electoral College votes for Biden, lawmakers will return to a joint session of Congress and continue counting the Electoral College votes in alphabetical order by state. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone. 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People go to protests to be heard -- to support a particular cause. “Come back, turn around, stay strong, hold the line,” yelled a man waving a Trump flag from atop a cherry-picker. White House. "We have to give those voices the opportunity to say how they feel and why it is they feel that way.”, Tons of people filling in around Washington Monument a few hours before Trump has said he will speak. President Trump supporters have flocked to DC to protest Congress. On Oct. 20, the Nigerian army reportedly opened fire on unarmed peaceful #endSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos. Learning your legal protections before you join a rally will help you stay safe and in accordance with the law. Davis, a chef who has been unemployed since the beginning of the pandemic, said the couple drove from New York on Tuesday night to show their support. Why people are angry and what happens next . “This is 3rd world style anti-American anarchy.’’, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus, a Democrat, said via Twitter: "As I shelter in place, lawless domestic terrorists encouraged by the President of the United States are attempting to destroy our democracy. Tear gas was deployed to try and disperse the crowds outside the building. A Virginia state senator said Wednesday's storming of the U.S. Capitol signaled the beginning of a "revolution. ", 'A direct attack on democracy': World leaders react with shock, sadness after Trump supporters riot at US Capitol. President-elect Joe Biden had called for Trump to go on national TV and demand an end to "this siege,'' adding, "It’s not protest, it’s insurrection.". It says persecuted Muslims have many places in Asia to go, such as Malaysia or Indonesia. She said debate has been stifled in America, and people who disagree can’t have a conversation without arguing. No war with Iran protests: When and where are the marches happening. At a campaign-style rally about an hour before the mob broke through police lines at the Capitol, Trump had urged them to go to the building. Legal challenges, however, have been consistently rejected in several courts. The protest movement, also known as XR, has members in more than 60 cities around the world, and says the protests are a response to inadequate action on climate change and other environmental issues. A stretcher was seen being taken through the crowd as tensions flared. Trump has unsuccessfully tried to overturn election results in six battleground states through dozens of failed lawsuits, falsely claiming the election was stolen despite no evidence of widespread fraud. The Washington, D.C., National Guard was mobilized to support local law enforcementAs a 6 p.m. With allies of every race and creed backing protesters, Cullors weighed in on what they can do to help. Strong said she couldn't speak to Trump's claims of voter fraud because Texas was not that close of a race, but added that concerns raised by people in other states such as Pennsylvania should be heard. She said Americans won't accept Biden as president. "We will stop the steal. Protesters were cleared off the steps and the Capitol Building was secured so that lawmakers could return. Eventually deputies Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and Olympia police officers arrived at the scene, the Times reported. “This is a much more hateful crowd incited by the president himself. Meanwhile, David Tate, 32, a truck driver from New Hampshire, said he drove 14 hours because he doesn’t want his three children to grow up under a Biden administration. “We’re in! Congress is set to meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST as protesters descend on Washington. "Then they shot her in the neck,” Thomas said. You might think you know what's been going on during the protests in Portland, Oregon — but it's hard to separate facts from fiction. Live coverage of the Washington, D.C., rallies where Trump supporters are gathering to protest as Congress counts Electoral College votes. Chad Heuer, 45, said he traveled from southern Michigan to watch Trump speak because he wants members of Congress to listen to what Trump supporters say. In one video posted Wednesday morning, Evans can be heard saying “Stop the steal baby.”. Two pipe bombs — one from the DNC and one from the RNC — were also recovered by police, he said. ET. Attending a protest on the Fourth of July? Most people I chatted with so far today say they’re here “for freedom” and “our president” #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/5LnMnLKzpA. Police used tear gas and percussion grenades to disperse the mob. Little sign remained of what were massive crowds, save for overflowing trash cans and the occasional discarded Trump flag. Terry Gainer, former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police who also served as the Senate’s sergeant-at arms, described Wednesday’s protests as unprecedented in four decades in law enforcement. We’re in!” he yells at one point. Jake Angeli: Who is the horned protester who stormed the Capitol? President Donald Trump’s favorite tool has been taken away, perhaps permanently. "But these are legitimate questions that need to be asked.". Also Wednesday night, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a 15-day extension of the public emergency she declared earlier in the day "so that we can continue to ensure peace and security through the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. He said he doesn’t believe Biden could have gotten the amount of votes he did because of the massive crowds Trump drew compared to the smaller events held by Biden. As protesters began climbing up the side of the building and on the balcony at the back, police appeared to retreat. Several flash-bang grenades were launched. Vice President Mike Pence affirmed Biden's win early Thursday. By Wednesday afternoon, Army Gen. Mark Milley said the D.C. National Guard had been fully activated "to assist federal and local law enforcement as they work to peacefully address the situation.". Rows shaded in yellow indicates the protest happened in multiple cities simultaneously across the United States. Jay Inslee and his family were “in a safe location,” the Washington State Patrol tweeted when troopers first responded to the Trump supporters. Hospitals in the area declined to give details about anyone transported to their emergency rooms Wednesday evening. Twitter locked Trump’s account for at least 12 hours “for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy’’ and warned that future violations of its rules will lead to permanent suspension. ET, Contributing: Grace Hauck; The Associated Press, Woman shot by police during US Capitol riots among 4 deaths. I've been involved in marches myself, and I've never gone expecting to fight somebody. Felicity Morse @FelicityMorse. The Metropolitan Police Department detained three men and two women on charges ranging from carrying a pistol without a license to assault of a police officer, according to a spokesman. Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase: Riots are beginning of 'revolution', Virginia State Sen. Amanda F. Chase said supporters should not believe media reports of riots, Twitter officials are requiring the removal of three tweets Trump posted, Capitol locked down after protesters breach building, Lawmakers from both parties condemn Capitol riot. ", The tech company said it shut down their access to the platform after caving in to 'demands' by the Chinese government - even though the users were based outside of Beijing's legal jurisdiction, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu hopes the current discussions "start to seep into people's consciousness as a whole", Petitions have been widely shared on social media, Largely peaceful demonstrations in the capital concluded with tensions bubbling over outside Prime Minister Boris Johnson's residence on Wednesday evening, Videos showed peaceful crowds, many wearing masks, stretching out for miles, The organisers have urged attendees to wear masks and gloves and defended calling for protests, The presenter, who has previously been supportive of the President, admitted: "I don't think he has it in him", The video appears to show the woman using the same words George Floyd uttered before he died in Minnesota, The three teenagers aged 18 and 19 were apprehended on suspicion of committing a hate crime, Executives have voiced public anger over failure to mute the president's inflammatory remarks against protestors. 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