Tear fuel is launched right into a crowd of protesters throughout clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election outcomes by the U.S. Congress, on the U.S. Capitol Constructing in Washington, January 6, 2021.
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4 folks died Wednesday amid the riots on the U.S. Capitol constructing, Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee stated, as a horde of supporters of President Donald Trump sought to stop the affirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
The deaths included a lady who was shot, in addition to one different lady and two males who died from “medical emergencies,” stated Contee, who spoke at a press conference Wednesday night.
The chief stated the interior affairs division is investigating the taking pictures. Contee stated they’re nonetheless figuring out precise particulars of the three different deaths.
A minimum of fourteen cops sustained accidents with a number of are nonetheless within the hospital, Contee stated. One officer had severe accidents from being pulled right into a crowd the place he was assaulted, he added.
“This can be a tragic incident and I ship my condolences to the victims’ household and buddies,” Contee stated.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced a curfew of 6 p.m. Wednesday by means of 6 a.m. Thursday. The mayor additionally declared an extension of a “public emergency” for the subsequent 15 days, which might undergo inauguration day.