Trump supporters storm the US Capitol, disrupting the electoral college count; Twitter also limiting the reach

A violent mob of hundreds of US President Trump supporters backed the U.S. on Wednesday. Smashed the Capitol, forcing Congress as a lockdown, calling a joint session to count the certified 2020 Electoral College votes confirming Joe Biden’s victory. The action follows the president’s statements of “encouraging” the first day’s rioters to object to votes to “march down Pennsylvania Avenue.”

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 6: Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

Department of Homeland Security to help prevent violence from supporters of President Trump in the U.S. Sending additional federal agents to the Capitol, who are opposing Congress’ formal approval for President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud

A spokesman told the Associated Press on Wednesday that officers of the Federal Security Service and US Secret Service agents were being sent to the scene. He said that his assistance was sought by the US Capitol Police.

Dozens of Trump supporters disbanded the security perimeter and entered the Capitol as it held a congressional meeting to vote and confirm Biden’s presidential victory. He was seen fighting officers both inside and outside the building.

President Trump released a video statement for his supporters on Wednesday. Trump asks rioters to ‘go home’ suspecting election lies

In a one-minute video message released via Twitter, President Trump repeatedly and falsely stated that the 2020 election was stolen before encouraging rebels who took the Capitol to remain calm and home earlier in the day Was encouraged to go. Trump said, “We love you. You are very special “At least one woman was shot during the siege in both Congress chambers.”

Twitter on Wednesday began limiting the reach of tweets preventing the attack on the US Capitol with the intention of reversing the election results.

Twitter support said, “We have severely limited engagement with tweets under our Civic Integrity Policy due to the risk of violence.” “This means that these labeled tweets will not be eligible to be answered, retweeted, or liked.”

Twitter and other social platforms were facing challenges amid the unrest, after President Donald Trump, an avid Twitter user, joined supporters in the capital city at the rally, as Congress won by Joe Biden in November. The election was set to be certified.

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